Belgian GP - Warmup Session

Session starts under wet conditions. Temperature at 15 degrees. Showers expected throughout the day!

0 Min - Session starts with most of the cars going out on their installation laps

2 Min - All the drivers have left the pits for their installation lap. Track is wet but not raining at the moment

3 Min - Pedro Diniz stops on the track!

5 Min - Johnny Herbert is the first to set a time with 2:10.558

7 Min - Johnny Herbert improves to 2:09.295

9 Min - Ralf Schumacher sets a time of 2:10.311. A few more drivers are out on the track for their first timed laps

11 Min - Frentzen goes fastest with a time of 2:07.046. Pedro Diniz is back in the pits to take the spare after stopping on the track

13 Min - Top 6: Frentzen, Alesi, Verstappen, Herbert, Hakkinen and Trulli

15 Min - Order is changing by the minute with M Schumacher ahead of Frentzen, Hakkinen, Coulthard, Fisichella and Villeneuve

17 Min - Hakkinen goes fastest ahead of Button, M Schumacher, Coulthard, Alesi and Frentzen

18 Min - Giancarlo Fisichella crashes, he is OK but car is upside down - Session stopped

18 Min - Top 10 before Fisichella's crash: Hakkinen, Button, M Schumacher, Coulthard, Alesi, Frentzen, Salo, Fisichella, Villeneuve, Barrichello

25 Min - Session still stopped while the marshals rebuild the damaged tyre barrier

30 Min - Session still stopped. 12 minutes remain in the warmup session once the session is restarted. The two Pedro's have yet to set a time

35 Min - Session still stopped. All drivers have completed between 4 and 6 laps this session with the exception of the 2 Pedro's (Diniz and de la Rosa). Diniz's car stopped on the installation lap!

37 Min - Session to restart in 3 minutes. Top 6: Hakkinen, Button, M Schumacher, Coulthard, Alesi, Frentzen

40 Min - Session restarts and the cars stream out of the pit lane! - 12 minutes remaining

43 Min - Times should drop further in the last 10 minutes of the session as the track dries out

45 Min - The 2 Schumacher go 1st and 2nd while Irvine moves into 3rd

46 Min - Coulthard moves to the top with Herbert in 2nd. The track is drying and the times are dropping!

47 Min - Hakkinen goes fastest ahead of Coulthard, Herbert, M Schumacher, R Schumacher and Irvine

48 Min - Barrichello moves into top spot while Villeneuve moves into 6th. de la Rosa and Diniz finally put in a time

50 Min - 2 minutes to go with Barrichello ahead of Coulthard and Hakkinen.Herbert, Ralf Schumacher and Trulli make the top 6

51 Min - Hakkinen reclaims top spot while Villeneuve spins and hits the tyre wall

52 Min - Final Order: Mika Hakkinen ahead Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button. Rubens Barrichello, David Coulthard and Mika Salo make the top 6. Herbert, R Schumacher, Trulli and Villeneuve make the top 10

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