GP - 2nd Saturday Practice:
Ralf Schumacher sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya and Michael Schumacher. Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Barrichello, Irvine, Panis, Coulthard and Trulli make the top 10.
45 min: Alonso gets back on the track and takes 21st back from his team-mate!
45 min: Panis moves back into 8th place and is the fastest of the Honda runners.
45 min: Final lap!
45 min: But Nick Heidfeld takes 5th from Barrichello. Impressive work from the Sauber team!
44 min: Eddie Irvine moves into 6th place ahead of Heidfeld.
44 min: Jarno Trulli improves to 8th place ahead of de la Rosa.
43 min: Coulthard after being stuck in the gravel manages to get his car back to the garage!
42 min: 3 minutes to go. Final run for the cars!
41 min: Alonso appears to be having problems covering only 3 laps this session and that is the reason why Marques is actually faster today!
40 min: Jean Alesi jumps into 12th place while Pedro de la Rosa moves back into the top 10 in 8th place.
39 min: Ricardo Zonta moves into 11th with a time of 1:41.534
38 min: Ricardo Zonta back on the track after the problems he had in the first session. He is now in 17th place.
36 min: The Jordan team fights back with Trulli moving into the top 10 with a time of 1:41.079. (1.891 seconds off the pace)
35 min: 10 minutes to go as Hakkinen improves his time but remains in 4th (1:40.069)
34 min: Jenson Button improves to 17th place with a time of 1:42.449. That is 3.261 seconds off the pace!
32 min: Jenson Button finally sets a time with a 1:42.794 in 19th place.
30 min: Juan Pablo Montoya moves into second with a time of 1:39.469. Heidfeld moves up into 6th ahead of Coulthard.
27 min: Top 10 R Schumacher, M Schumacher, Hakkinen, Barrichello, Montoya, Coulthard, Panis, Raikkonen, Heidfeld, and Villeneuve.
26 min: Kimi Raikkonen takes 8th from his team-mate with a time of 1:41.153.
25 min: Ralf Schumacher goes fastest with a time of 1:39.188! - Pole time with be in the 1:38's then ??
24 min: Ralf Schumacher on a quick lap!
23 min: Still problems for Benetton as Button stalls twice trying to exit the garage. At least this time they can try to sort the problem out!
22 min: Tarso Marques ahead of Fernando Alonso ! (20th and 21st)
21 min: Jenson Button about to go out on the track. He has yet to set a time today after stopping on the installation lap during the first session. His team-mate stopped on the track this session!
20 min: Panis jumps into 7th place with a time of 1:41.095. BAR seem to be competitive today!
19 min: Mika Hakkinen moves into 3rd place behind the 2 Schumacher brothers. (1:40.422)
18 min: Montoya improves but remains in 4th with a time of 1:40.653. Coulthard spins off! - Session over for him!
17 min: Montoya on a fast one!
16 min: No improvement for Coulthard!
15 min: David Coulthard on a flying lap.
13 min: Not many improvements so far!
11 min: Nick Heidfeld improves his time but remains in 7th place (1:41.254)
10 min: Luciano Burti improves to 13th place. He was 19th this morning.
9 min: Ralf Schumacher moves into second place with a time of 1:40.211
7 min: No improvements so far. Top 10 from the first session: M Schumacher, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Montoya, Coulthard, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Villeneuve, Irvine and Raikkonen.
5 min: Nightmare for Fisichella and Benetton as he stops on the track just after leaving the pits. He only managed 4 laps this morning!.
3 min: Jean Alesi goes out on the track as well. He was 17th in the first session.
1 min: Ralf Schumacher is the first on the track. He is followed by his team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya.
Session starting at 10:15 AM local time under sunny skies. The temperature is 25 degrees