Italian GP: practice

Right then, lets see if we can’t put this Lewis business behind us for a bit and focus on this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza. (For those who can’t let it go, McLaren will be heard by the FIA on September 22nd with regards to ‘that’ controversial punishment.)

Second free practice was awesome to watch, with the McLarens and Ferraris looking predictably quick. However Robert Kubica’s BMW topped the time sheet for much of the afternoon, before Kimi stamped his mark towards the end of the session.

Kimi, incidentally, is definitely staying on at Ferrari until 2010 – so Alonso to Honda for next year and then on to Ferrari when Kimi steps aside?

Keeping the BMW’s end up, Nick Heidfeld was third, Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren fourth and Williams’ Nico Rosberg fifth.

Poor old Nelson Piquet had an embarrassing moment when he managed to beach his Renault on a huge bump on the outside of turn one. Not cool.

He was also the slowest runner of the day. New driver in at Renault next season? I’d think it likely.

So, we all know you can’t take too much from a free practice session but come on, who’s your money on for the win on Sunday?

Chuck in what you think the grid will be after quali tomorrow too while you’re at it.

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