GP - 2nd Saturday Practice Session
Final Order - M Schumacher, Montoya, Barrichello,
Raikkonen, R Schumacher, Coulthard, Massa, Heidfeld, Villeneuve and
Fisichella make the top 10.
45 min: Ralf's last time was disallowed as he cut across a chicane. HE is back in 5ht.
45 min: Final lap..
44 min: Massa spins but recovers.
43 min: Ralf Schumacher goes 3rd with a time of 1:13.899.
42 min: Montoya goes wide and fails to improve!. Villeneuve moves into 9th.
41 min: Kimi Raikkonen responds straight away with a 1:14.354. Good enough for 4th.
40 min: David Coulthard moves into 5th with a time of 1:14.720. He is still 1.3 seconds off the pace!
39 min: No improvements at this stage but there will be some in the final 5 minutes of this session.
37 min: Giancarlo Fisichella improves in 7th with a time of 1:14.973
36 min: Felipe Massa takes 5th from his team-mate with a time of 1:14.777.
34 min: Mark Webber moves into 19th with a time of 1:16.143.
32 min: The teams will now be preparing the cars for the final run before qualifying. Barrichello is out of the session due to his crash earlier.
31 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Montoya, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Heidfeld, Fisichella, Frentzen, Raikkonen, Massa, and Villeneuve.
30 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen moves into 7th with a time of 1:15.018.
29 min: Ralf Schumacher improves his time but remains in 4th place just over a second off the pace!
27 min: Jacques Villeneuve takes 9th from his team-mate with a time of 1:15.122.
26 min: David Coulthard isn't on the pace as he was yesterday despite improving his time, he is down in 12th place with a time of 1:15.277
24 min: Michael Schumacher retakes the top spot with a time of 1:13.395. The duel between Michael and Juan Pablo is intensifying!.
22 min: Top 10 - Montoya, M Schumacher, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Heidfeld, Fisichella, Raikkonen, Massa, Frentzen and Panis.
21 min: Mark Webber moves into 20th with a time of 1:16.496
20 min: Enrique Bernoldi spins but manages to recover.
19 min: Barrichello crashes!. His car is damaged but he is OK. Session over for him.
18 min: Juan Pablo Montoya responds with a 1:13.646 and tops the times for the moment!
17 min: Jarno Trulli spins but recovers. He is currently 14th.
17 min: Giancarlo Fisichella jumps into 6th place with a time of 1:14.996.
16 min: Olivier Panis takes 8th from his team-mate Villeneuve.
15 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Montoya, R Schumacher, Heidfeld, Raikkonen, Frentzen, Villeneuve, Panis and Massa.
14 min: Nick Heidfeld moves into 5th with a time of 1:14.791
14 min: And Michael improves further with a stunning time of 1:13.966!
13 min: But Michael Schumacher betters his time with a 1:14.172. The Ferraris seem to be edging away from the Williams now.
12 min: Rubens Barrichello goes fastest with a time of 1:14.243. Frentzen fails to improve.
11 min: Jacques Villeneuve moves up into 7th place. The BAR is still showing promise despite Villeneuve's comments yesterday!
10 min: Frentzen on a flyer. He is doing wonders in the Arrows here!
9 min: Giancarlo Fisichella takes 10th from Villeneuve while Sato improves again moving into 17th.
8 min: And Takuma Sato who appears to be struggling on this track improves but remains in 20th.
8 min: Eddie Irvine moves into 17th with a time of 1:16.267.
7 min: Alex Yoong is the first to improve moving into 21st with a time of 1:17.306.
6 min: Several drivers are on the track but there have been no improvements yet.
5 min: It is getting cloudy and there is a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. It could make qualifying very tricky.
3 min: More cars go out including Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli.
3 min: Alex Yoong is the first to go out on the track. Despite his 22nd position, he was only 0.1 seconds behind Webber!
2 min: Top 10 from the first session - M Schumacher, Montoya, R Schumacher, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Frentzen, Panis, Massa, Coulthard and Villeneuve.
1 min: No cars on the track yet.
The first session saw a number of drivers top the timesheets but in the end it was Michael Schumacher who set the fastest time on his final flying lap of the session. The Ferrari and Williams appear very close here but as the track temperatures increases, it will be interesting to see if either of the tyres gains an edge. Session starting in 2 minutes
Session starting at 10:15 AM local time. It is partly cloudy with a temperature of 17 degrees.