Raikkonen fastest in Italy

? Kimi Raikkonen led Friday’s practice for the Italian Grand Prix after thunder storms had threatened to wash out the event. Raikkonen lapped the damp 3.6-mile Monza circuit in a fastest time of 1 minute, 23.861 seconds to edge BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica by 0.07 seconds.

Ferrari announced earlier Friday that it had signed the defending Formula One champion to a one-year extension that ties him to the Italian team through 2010.