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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rosberg tops Monaco practice

Nico Rosberg ended the first day of practice in Monaco in the usual position, topping the second session Thursday ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Rubens Barrichello.

F1 Grand Prix of Monaco - Practice


Barrichello lead Felipe Massa and Hamilton in a strangely calm first session on the narrow street circuit. But the second session brought the excitement, with Rosberg finally winning out after a multi-player battle for the top spot.

While practice reveals little, Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa clearly looked to be taking advantage of Monaco's unique characteristics to put pressure on the Brawns and Red Bulls.

It should make for an interesting qualifying session as F1's marquee race always promises to shake up the field.

The fun continues Saturday.

Second session
  1. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota, 1:15.243
  2. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, 1:15.445
  3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes, 1:15.590
  4. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes, 1:15.774
  5. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:15.832
  6. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 1:15.847
  7. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes, 1:15.984
  8. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1:15.985
  9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota, 1:16.260
  10. Nelson Piquet, Renault, 1:16.286
  11. Fernando Alonso, Renault,1:16.552
  12. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault, 1:16.579
  13. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes, 1:16.675
  14. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 1:16.915
  15. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari, 1:16.983
  16. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso-Ferrari, 1:17.052
  17. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber, 1:17.109
  18. Timo Glock, Toyota, 1:17.207
  19. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes, 1:17.504
  20. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, No time

First session
  1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes, 1:17.189
  2. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:17.499
  3. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, 1:17.578
  4. Heikki , McLaren-Mercedes, 1:17.686
  5. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1:17.839
  6. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota, 1:18.000
  7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota, 1:18.024
  8. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes, 1:18.080
  9. Fernando Alonso, Renault,1:18.283
  10. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault, 1:18.348
  11. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari, 1:18.695
  12. Nelson Piquet, Renault, 1:19.204
  13. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 1:19.233
  14. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso-Ferrari, 1:19.255
  15. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes, 1:19.534
  16. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 1:19.560
  17. Nick , BMW Sauber, 1:19.579
  18. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes, 1:19.600
  19. Timo Glock, Toyota, 1:19.698
  20. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 1:19.831


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