Schumi leads after first practice in Italy

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

Five-time world Formula One champion Michael Schumacher looked poised to set another record as he led the first practice for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday.

Schumi leads after first practice in Italy
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Monza, Italy:

Five-time world Formula One champion Michael Schumacher looked poised to set another record as he led the first practice for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday. On a cool and cloudy day Schumacher's Ferrari timed 1min 22.433sec over the 5.793km circuit just ahead of his Brazilian teammate Rubens Barrichello. Schumacher is looking to break a season points record. Entering the race with 122, he is just one point shy of 123 points, a record for modern times. Although scoring systems have changed throughout the years, it would be hard to top the German's 10 victories, three seconds and a third as he clinched his fifth world title in July. "I'm actually happy about the work we did," Schumacher said. "We had quite a full programme which worked out well. We did some tyre checks, we made a few set-up changes trying to improve our performance and we can be quite confident". The German has won three times here - 1996, 1998 and 2000. (PTI)

Topics : Formula 1
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