GP - Warm-up Session
Rubens Barrichello sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Michael Schumacher and Ralf Schumacher. Irvine, Coulthard, Montoya, Trulli, Hakkinen, Heidfeld and Raikkonen make the top 10.
30 min: No improvements in the top 10. Barrichello remains fastest.
29 min: David Coulthard improves to 6th place ahead of Trulli. He is still 0.742 of the pace.
28 min: Final run and almost all the cars are on the track!.
27 min: Top 10 - Barrichello, M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Irvine, Montoya, Trulli, Coulthard, Hakkinen, Heidfeld and Raikkonen.
27 min: Juan Pablo Montoya moves into 5th with a time of 1:18.843.
26 min: Rubens Barrichello takes 1st place back with a time of 1:18.209.
25 min: Ralf Schumacher takes 2nd from Irvine with a time of 1:18.586.
25 min: Eddie Irvine moves into 2nd with a time of 1:18.609.
24 min: Jenson Button moves into 21st just ahead of his team-mate!. The Minardi's are 17th (Marques) and 19th (Alonso).
24 min: Kimi Raikkonen takes 11th from Jos Verstappen!
23 min: Jos Verstappen takes 11th from Jacques Villeneuve!
23 min: Jarno Trulli improves in his 4th position with a time of 1:19.002.
22 min: Villeneuve improves to 11th almost 2 seconds off the pace. Jenson Button finally emerges from the pits.
21 min: While Button has yet to complete a timed lap, his team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella is not doing much better running in 20th at this stage 4 seconds off the pace!
20 min: Michael Schumacher takes back the top spot with a time of 1:18.371
18 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen has covered the most number of laps so far with 10
17 min: Top 10 - Barrichello, M Schumacher, Irvine, Trulli, Hakkinen, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Panis, Heidfeld and Frentzen.
16 min: Everyone except Button have set a time in this warm-up session.
15 min: Barrichello goes fastest with a time of 1:18.825 while Irvine jumps into 3rd!
14 min: Jarno Trulli moves back into 2nd place with a time of 1:19.203.
13 min: Michael Schumacher goes fastest followed by Coulthard and Hakkinen. Michael clocks a 1:18.842.
12 min: Top 10 - Trulli, R Schumacher, Frentzen, M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, Heidfeld, Verstappen, Villeneuve and Bernoldi.
11 min: Michael Schumacher goes into 4th with a time of 1:19.951.
10 min: Jarno Trulli goes fastest with a time of 1:19.749.
9 min: David Coulthard goes 2nd with a time of 1:20.114 only for Frentzen to take 2nd away moments later with a 1:19.917.
8 min: Jacques Villeneuve is the 2nd driver to set a time with a 1:22.168!
7 min: Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard are on the track as well.
6 min: Ralf Schumacher sets a time of 1:19.831!
4 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen goes back onto the track and so does a number of other drivers.
3 min: The track temperature is already at 27 degrees and it is still 8:33 AM. These conditions are playing into the hands of Michelin.
2 min: Drivers with a spare car take their car onto the track for an installation lap as well.
1 min: Jos Verstappen who was the first out of the pits has returned to the pits followed by all the other cars.
Session underway with cars streaming out of the pit lane on their installation lap.
The weather forecast for the race is for sunny conditions and a temperature of 20 degrees. That should benefit the Michelin runners - Session starting in 2 minutes.
Session starting at 9:30 AM local time.
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