GP - 2nd Friday Practice Session
Order - David Coulthard, Juan Pablo Montoya, Michael Schumacher, Kimi
Raikkonen, Ralf Schumacher and Mika Salo make the top 6.
60 min: Session over!
59 min: Michael Schumacher takes 3rd with a time of 1:15.845.
58 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, Montoya, Raikkonen, M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Salo, Panis, Barrichello, Villeneuve and Frentzen.
57 min: Rubens Barrichello finally improves and manages to split the 2 BARs in 8th. He remains over a second off the pace!
56 min: And indeed, David Coulthard goes fastest with a time of 1:15.407. Unexpected from the McLaren!
55 min: Coulthard on a flyer!
54 min: Mika Salo improves again and is now in 6th with a time of 1:16.259. His team-mate Allan McNish is way back in 20th!
53 min: Montoya improves again with a time of 1:15.543. He is now 0.32 seconds ahead of second placed man David Coulthard.
52 min: Top 10 - Montoya, Coulthard, Raikkonen, M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Panis, Villeneuve, Salo, Barrichello and de la Rosa.
51 min: Panis takes 6th from Villeneuve with a time of 1:16.333
50 min: The top 3 teams are back together again with just over 0.3 seconds separating the top 5. (Barrichello is in 9th almost a second off the pace.)
49 min: Michael Schumacher improves his time and moves into 4th with a 1:15.962.
47 min: Mika Salo moves into 7th with a 1:16.509. 6 out of the top 10 are Michelin runners!
46 min: Although the track was modified, the time set by Montoya so far is already faster than the Pole time of last year!
45 min: Coulthard responds and takes second from Kimi with a time of 1:15.863.
44 min: Kimi Raikkonen splits the Williams and moves into second with a time of 1:15.946.
43 min: At the back Takuma Sato remains in 21st with Yoong in 22nd.
42 min: David Coulthard takes 3rd from Villeneuve with a time of 1:16.186.
40 min: Top 10 - Montoya, R Schumacher, Villeneuve, M Schumacher, Coulthard, Raikkonen, Panis, Barrichello, de la Rosa and Frentzen.
36 min: And Villeneuve goes 3rd with a time of 1:16.448. The new BAR looks very promising!
34 min: Juan Pablo Montoya goes to the top of the timesheets with a time of 1:15.702. That is very fast!
33 min: Panis takes 5th with a time of 1:16.561. Montoya on a flyer!
32 min: But Ralf spoils that. He has improved in first with a time of 1:16.018.
31 min: At this stage, the top 7 are within half a second.
30 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen moves into 8th with a time of 1:16.994.
29 min: Panis makes a mistake after setting the fastest first sector time. He doesn't improve.
28 min: No improvements at this stage although Panis is on a flyer!
26 min: Rubens Barrichello takes 5th back with a time of 1:16.620.
25 min: David Coulthard takes 3rd from his team-mate with a time of 1:16.518. At this stage, the top 6 are separated by under half a second.
24 min: Jacques Villeneuve moves into 5th with a time of 1:16.759.
23 min: Top 10 - R Schumacher, M Schumacher, Raikkonen, Panis, Barrichello, Montoya, Coulthard, de la Rosa, Button and Heidfeld.
21 min: Juan Pablo Montoya moves into 6th with a time of 1:17.059.
20 min: Ralf Schumacher moves to the top of the timesheets with a time of 1:16.287.
19 min: Nick Heidfeld responds to Massa's time and takes 6th with a time of 1:17.492.
18 min: Felipe Massa continues to impress. Now back up into 6th with a time of 1:17.554.
18 min: Kimi Raikkonen takes second place back with a time of 1:16.534. That is just 0.07 seconds behind Michael's time.
17 min: And Panis moves up into second with a time of 1:16.748. Stunning time!
16 min: Giancarlo Fisichella moves back into 6th with a time of 1:17.591..
15 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Raikkonen, Barrichello, Coulthard, Panis, R Schumacher, Villeneuve, Fisichella, Heidfeld and Massa.
14 min: Michael Schumacher improves again with a 1:16.464.
13 min: Michael Schumacher moves back into the top spot with a time of 1:16.633.
12 min: Villeneuve moves up into 7th with a time of 1:17.774. Now both BARs are ahead of the Jordans.
11 min: Panis improves again but remains in 5th. This is looking promising for BAR.
10 min: Trulli has a problem. He manages to park his car on the side of the track. Session over for him. He is currently in 14th place.
9 min: Olivier Panis moves into 5th place with a time of 1:17.598. Villeneuve improves into 9th!
8 min: Kimi Raikkonen goes fastest with a time of 1:16.826!
7 min: Coulthard improves again and takes 3rd from his team-mate with a time of 1:17.118.
5 min: Coulthard improves but remains in 5th while Ralf Schumacher jumps into 6th with a time of 1:18.216.
4 min: Kimi Raikkonen improves and takes 3rd with a time of 1:17.591
3 min: More drivers go out on the track including Sato, Coulthard and Ralf Schumacher.
1 min: Jenson Button who lost a lot of time this morning is also back on the track.
1 min: Top 10 from the 1st session - Barrichello, M Schumacher, Fisichella, Coulthard, Raikkonen, Frentzen, Panis, Massa, Montoya and de la Rosa.
Session underway and Kimi Raikkonen is the first out on the track
Ferrari dominated the first session. Lets see if the increase in temperature will help the Michelin runners close the gap! Session starting in 2 minutes
Session starting at 1:00 PM local time. It is partly cloudy with a temperature of 20 degrees.