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Räikkönen and Hamilton top free practice times - McLaren and Ferrari continue to fight

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Welcome to F1Minute, today is the 22nd May.

McLaren and Ferrari continue to dominate, as Räikkönen led the way during Free Practice 1 and Hamilton topped the time sheets during FP2. There were several incidents during the day. At one point the track was red flagged as a drain cover had worked itself loose and water was leaking onto the circuit. Both Renaults touched the barriers at the same place, but at different times, with Alonso having to go back to the garage for a new rear wing. Also, Coulthard and Heidfeld both suffered mechanical breakdowns, whilst Trulli was another victim of the barriers.

Max Mosley turned up for his first Grand Prix appearance since his private life scandal broke. He visited the FIA motorhome for some meetings, then returned to his private offices, and made no comment to the waiting media.

Elsewhere today, Bernie Ecclestone has apparently said there is no place for the British Grand Prix on the calendar from 2010. As ever, Bernie is saying the GPDA need to meet the upgrade requirements before anything can be decided.

That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.