GP - Second Friday Practice
Session over with David Coulthard a full second ahead of Jarno Trulli, Michael Schumacher is in 3rd followed by Juan Pablo Montoya, Mika Hakkinen and Ralf Schumacher.
60 min: David Coulthard spins on his final lap but manages to recover.
59 min: Final lap for most drivers. No improvements at the top so far with Coulthard ahead of Trulli and Michael Schumacher.
57 min: Coulthard is currently 1 second faster than anyone else!
56 min: Most drivers are now out on the track. Villeneuve improves to 13th still 2.4 seconds off the pace.
55 min: 5 minutes remaining as the teams prepare for their final runs for today.
54 min: Jarno Trulli movies into 2nd! while Ralf is now in 5th!
52 min: Ralf Schumacher returns to the track. He is struggling with mechanical problems today.
51 min: Nick Heidfeld is in 8th place, his team-mate Raikkonen is back in 16th.
50 min: Panis improves his time but remains in 9th over 2 seconds off the pace.
48 min: No improvement from either Michael or Mika, both are over a second off the pace!
46 min: Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen on track
45 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, M Schumacher, Trulli, Montoya, Hakkinen, Trulli, Barrichello, Frentzen, Irvine, Panis, Heidfeld.
44 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 3rd with a time of 1:16.821
43 min: Stunning time from David Coulthard setting a 1:15.220!.
42 min: David Coulthard on the track
40 min: Michael Schumacher improves his time but still not his position. He is 0.6 seconds off the pace. Panis moves into 9th while Villeneuve improves to 14th.
39 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, M Schumacher, Montoya, Hakkinen, Trulli, Barrichello, Frentzen, Irvine, Heidfeld, Alesi.
37 min: Jos Verstappen moves to 13th. Both Benetton's are at the tail end in 21st and 22nd!
36 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 5th place and into the 1:16's while his team-mate Frentzen stops on the track ending his session.
34 min: Eddie Irvine improves to 8th while Jean Alesi is now in 10th place.
32 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 6th place with a time of 1:17.051. He is just over a second off the pace.
30 min: Halfway into the session and Ralf Schumacher returns to the pits while Giancarlo Fisichella stops in the pit lane and is pushed into his garage!
29 min: Jacques Villeneuve is doing a lot of laps but his time is way off the pace. He is in 17th place almost 3 seconds off the pace. His team-mate is in 11th place over a second faster!
28 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, M Schumacher, Montoya, Hakkinen, R Barrichello, Frentzen, Heidfeld, Alesi, Burti, Irvine.
26 min: Ralf Schumacher's first competitive lap time puts him in 12th place.
24 min: Rubens Barrichello spins and stalls. Session over for him. Not a good start to his weekend.
23 min: Ralf Schumacher goes out on the track again, this time he might be a bit more lucky!
22 min: Fisichella and Button both improve their times but are in 18th and 21st respectively!
21 min: Several drivers are running race setup and are not concerned with improving their times.
19 min: Not much activity at the moment.
17 min: Jean Alesi moves into 8th place.
15 min: Juan Pablo Montoya moves into 3rd with a time of 1:16.851!
14 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, M Schumacher, Hakkinen, R Barrichello, Frentzen, Heidfeld, Montoya, Burti, Irvine, Panis.
12 min: Ralf Schumacher spins but manages to recover. He returns to the pits!
11 min: Ralf Schumacher is out on the track.
10 min: David Coulthard is the first driver to go under the 1:16 mark. His time is 1:15.967!
9 min: Michael Schumacher improves but stays in 2nd for the time being.
8 min: Michael Schumacher is out on the track as well as Rubens Barrichello.
6 min: David Coulthard goes fastest with a time of 1:16.493. That is 0.3 seconds fastest than Michael's time from the first session. Montoya moves to 7th.
5 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen is the first to improve. He moves into 4th place with a time of 1:17.209.
4 min: Mika Hakkinen goes out on the track as well.
3 min: Mechanics are still working on Ralf's car but are confident that he will be able to go out this session.
2 min: Juan Pablo Montoya and Heinz Harald Frentzen are the first to go out. They are followed by Jenson Button and Jarno Trulli.
Session starts with no cars out yet.
After Montoya had a bad day during the Friday practice in Malaysia, it is now Ralf Schumacher's turn. Lets hope that the Williams team sort the gearbox problems out and we get to see how competitive Ralf is here - Session starts in 2 minutes.
The first session saw Michael Schumacher setting the fastest time just ahead of Mika Hakkinen. Hakkinen has grabbed pole here for the last 3 years but given the pace of the McLaren in the first 2 races it seems unlikely. We'll just have to wait and see! - Sessions starts in 5 minutes.
Session starting in 15 minutes. Mostly cloudy sky with a current temperature of 26 degrees.