Schumacher leads Austria GP qualifying

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

World champion Michael Schumacher led a dominant Ferrari one-two on Friday in the first qualifying session for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.

Spielberg:

World champion Michael Schumacher led a dominant Ferrari one-two today in the first qualifying session for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix, the sixth race of the world championship. Schumacher, who gave the new F2003-GA machine a winning debut at the last race in Barcelona, finished more than half a second faster than Ferrari's closest rival, Mark Webber of Jaguar. The German went out second in the session and controlled a last corner slide to set a time of 1min 07.908 secs and beat last year's pole time of 1:08.082. His time was 0.279 secs faster than that of his Brazilian teammate Rubens Barrichello, who finished second, and 0.604 secs faster than Australian Webber. Canadian Jacques Villeneuve finished fourth in a BAR-Honda after beating his fifth-placed British teammate Jenson Button by little more than a tenth of a second. Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya, whose Williams-BMW teammate Ralf Schumacher spun off during his one-lap run, finished sixth, with Scot David Coulthard seventh for McLaren-Mercedes, but more than a second slower than the lead Ferrari. Coulthard's teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished eighth, with Webber's teammate Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia and Italian Giancarlo Fisichella of Jordan completing the top ten. (PTI)

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