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Ferrari head the timesheets for Turkey free practice - Massa and Räikkönen lead the way in Istanbul

Published by Christine

Ferrari head the timesheets for Turkey free practice
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This is F1Minute for the 9th May 2008.

The action in Turkey kicked off with two Free Practice sessions today, and predictably the Ferrari’s had both of them under control. Massa led FP1 and Räikkönen topped the timesheets for FP2. It wasn’t all plain sailing though, as a recently cleaned track left damp patches for the first session, and the second was preceded by a quick shower of rain. Plenty of cars spun and we saw as much action off the track as on it. Most notably, Mark Webber spun off track and crashed into the barriers, wrecking the front of his car. He walked away unscathed, but the car was pretty trashed.

For the first session today, Fisichella was first out on track, and it turns out he actually jumped the red lights at the pit lane exit. He has thus been given a three place grid drop from wherever he qualifies for the race.

Elsewhere today, Massa has left the GPDA claiming that although he agrees with the good things the GPDA do, he doesn’t like the way it’s being run.

That’s all for today, don’t forget we’ll run through the weekend for all the action, so I’ll be back tomorrow for another F1Minute.