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Alonso heads final practice

Fernando Alonso tops final practice at Spa ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso led the way in final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, as teams finally made the most of some dry running ahead of qualifying.

With Friday 's two sessions being hit by heavy rain, there was little gained from the on-track action that took place, meaning teams were faced with a busy morning when the track went live.

As team's worked on differing programmes, a number of different drivers took turns at the head of the pack before Alonso made his way to the top of the timesheets, with a time of 1min 48.542s being quicker than anyone else could manage despite the fact that the Spaniard got out of shape more than once on the lap.

Kimi Raikkonen emerged from the session second quickest for Lotus after a late lap saw him get ahead of Sauber pairing Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi, both of whom had shown strong pace throughout.

Jenson Button was quickest of the two McLarens as the team appeared more focused on race preparation than chasing an outright fast lap, while Felipe Massa rounded out the top six in the second of the Ferraris.

Mark Webebr was quickest of the two Red Bull drivers in seventh spot but it was a tough session for Mercedes as Nico Rosberg was sidelined after just five laps with an apparent gearbox issue.

As a result, Michael Schumacher completed more laps than anyone else en-route to 13th quickest as he was forced to carry out the team's programme alone.




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