Really late on this one... sorry. AmigoMac why ain't you saving my bacon? So then, Spain, 5th Round, Circuit de Catalunya...the scene of one of the most memorable images in F1 of Mansell and Senna wheel to wheel, down the main straight back in '91. The big news of the weekend is of course BAR-Honda's exclusion from not only this weekends Spanish GP, but also the next race in Monaco for rule infractions at the San Marino GP last month. Back to the task at hand, after qualifying 1 things are looking incredibly close between the top 3 cars, all separated by 0.024 of a second. With Trulli doing an incredible job to hold off the homeboy Alonso for provisional pole position. Toyota certainly looking to be back on their pre Imola pace. Kimi, had an incredible run, one which was somewhat compromised by having to go out early after his retirement at Imola. Had it not been for the smallest of small errors in turn 2, he'd be on provisional pole. He really looks to be pushing this season... and is really on the ragged edge. Great stuff. My bet for pole tomorrow. A couple of surprises though... Williams-BMW are looking by far and away the strongest they have been during the season so far. With quick Nick edging out Webber in 5th and 6th places respectively. After the supernatural speed of the Ferrari at Imola, it's surprising to see them half a second off the pace, Schumacher really driving the wheels off the car on his lap. Barrichello again suffers the gremlins, this time his engine was changed meaning that he'll be taking the 10 grid place penalty. They're however on the harder of the Bridgestone compounds so they might come into play later in the race. Red Bull and Sauber continue their battle, with DC edging Massa into 10th, after their Imola scrap (literally) should positions be maintained after 2nd qualifying then it could get really interesting. heheh Anyway... predictions for final qualifying and the race. Qualifying. 1. Räikkönen 2. Alonso 3. Trulli 4. Schu jr. 5. Webber 6. Heidfeld 7. Fisichella 8. Schumacher Race 1. Räikkönen 2. Alonso 3. Trulli 4. Schu jr. 5. Schumacher 6. Fisichella 7. Webber 8. Heidfeld Thoughts?