23 Aug 2008

Raikkonen revives Ferrari's spirits

2:40 pm on 23 August 2008

The Formula One motor racing champion, Kimi Raikkonen, has revived Ferrari's spirits with the fastest time in free practice for Monday's European Grand Prix at the new Valencia street circuit.

Raikkonen has outpaced Renault's local hero Fernando Alonso.

Raikkonen is second in the drivers' championship with 57 points behind Briton Lewis Hamilton who has 62.

Hamilton was fifth fastest in his McLaren ahead of Finnish team-mate Heiki Kovalainen.