• First practice at Silverstone

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Kimi Raikkonnen closed everybody’s mouth at Silverstone’s practice session. He set the fastest time of 1m20.6 seconds, time that helped him to dominate the Friday practice session al Silverstone.

Felipe Massa, the team-mate of Kimi Raikkonnen set the second time, being with over a second slower. Felipe felt that the car needs more settings but overall it is in very good condition.

Ralph Schumaher and his Toyota delivered the big surprise of today’s practice session, his car finishing on 3rd place with a time of 1m 21.38 seconds.

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McLaren said that they are not too woried about finishing on 3rd(not a mistake.McLaren had the same time as Toyota 1m 21.38 seconds) and 6th place with 1m 21,38 sec and 1m 21,616.All the things will go better tomorrow at the qualification session .

With Nico Rosberg and Alex Wurz, Wiliams finished in 7th and 8th place.Mark Webber was pleased to have a reliable Red Bull again today, and with his ninth fastest time (1n 22.137s) in the afternoon, but while celebrating re-signing for 2008 David Coulthard struggled with oversteer under braking in his RB3 and went off the track and was only 14th (1m 22.42s).

The Super Aguri team having Anthony Davidson as driver finished on 10th.Davidson was happy with the result despite the technical problem that affected his car for 20 minutes.Team-mate Takuma Sato was not so lucky, finishing on 17th place.

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Fisichella was happy with its Renault finishing on 12th place,but he was overtook by his team-mate Heikki Kovalainen.The 2 Bmw Sauber monoposts were not to quick.Kubica finished on the 13th place and his team-mate Heidfeld on was a little bit slower, finishing on 15th.

Scott Speed was happier with his Toro Rosso than Tonio Liuzzi was with his, as they took 19th and 20th fastest times (1m 22.840s and 1m 23.105s) on a circuit on which they had been expected to do well, but both ran high fuel loads all day.

Christijan Albers,Spyker’s driver, wasn’t that happy with his F8-VII’s balance (21st on 1m 23.113s), while Adrian Sutil (22nd on 1m 23.720s) struggled on Bridgestone’s harder tyre and then found set-up changes promoting too much understeer.

This was the firs practice day.Seems like Ferrari want to show that McLaren wins were a mistake.The qualification session will be on Saturday. All the pilots are confident and this is a good thing,It will be a good fight. The best team will win.Could be Ferrari,could be Mercedes or…

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