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Pole time in 2000 - Mika Hakkinen - 1:45.697

German GP - Qualifying:

Juan Pablo Montoya grabs his first pole position of his career ahead of Ralf Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen. Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello make the top 6.

60 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 8th just behind his team-mate.

60 min: Neither Ralf nor Michael improve. Montoya grabs his first pole position in his Formula 1 career.

59 min: Jenson Button blows and engine and pulls to the side. Michael Schumacher is not improving.

59 min: Coulthard will not use his final run! He is out of the car in the pits.

58 min: The yellow flags will effect those on flying laps!

58 min: Alesi doesn't improve. Almost everyone on track and Burti spins and is in the gravel.

57 min: The 2 Schumacher's and Montoya are on the track.

56 min: Alesi (14th), Zonta (15th) and Burti (16th) on the track for their final run.

55 min: Barrichello improves on his time but remains in 6th. All drivers except Montoya have 1 run remaining. Montoya has 2!

54 min: Mika Hakkinen aborts his 3rd run!. Barrichello on track. Trulli is trying to get back to the pits. he is unlikely to make it. He is currently in 9th place.

53 min: Yes, Coulthard moves up 1 place to 5th with a time of 1:. Villeneuve takes 10th away from Irvine. Trulli retires with an engine problem. It will be hard for him to jump back into the spare with just 7 minutes to go.

52 min: Coulthard on his 3rd run but he is not shaping either. He could take 5th from Barrichello.

51 min: Top 10 - Montoya, R Schumacher, Hakkinen, M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, Heidfeld, de la Rosa, Trulli, and Irvine.

50 min: Ralf Schumacher loses a lot of time in the 3rd sector due to traffic and doesn't improve. He remains in 2nd.

49 min: It looks like Ralf will retake pole. He improves on the first split.

48 min: Olivier Panis takes 10th away from Raikkonen.

48 min: Fernando Alonso moves into 20th ahead of Verstappen!

47 min: Michael Schumacher stays in 4th with a time of 1:38.941.

46 min: Michael Schumacher is not improving. He is 0.8 seconds behind in the second sector. Ralf on track to try and regain pole.

45 min: Bernoldi completes his 3rd run and is in 19th place. Michael Schumacher on his 3rd run after aborting his second.

44 min: Montoya grabs provisional pole with a time of 1:38.118. That is just 0.019 seconds ahead of Ralf

43 min: Montoya loses time on the second sector.

42 min: Hakkinen improves his time but remain in 3rd with a time of 1:38.811. Montoya fastest on the first split.

42 min: Hakkinen loses a lot of time in the second sector but still looking good for an improvement.

41 min: Hakkinen's first split is very close to that of Ralf's!

41 min: Montoya on track too. He is almost 0.5 seconds behind Ralf. Barrichello remains in 5th.

40 min: Eddie Irvine moves into 9th place with a time of 1:40.565. Michael Schumacher aborts his second run while Mika Hakkinen is on track for his second.

39 min: Ralf improves his time again with a time of 1:38.136! Coulthard fails to improve as he hits traffic.

38 min: Nick Heidfeld takes 7th place from Trulli. Coulthard doesn't appear to be improving. Ralf appears to be improving.

37 min: Pedro de la Rosa takes 10th from his team-mate with a time of 1:40.752. Coulthard on track.

37 min: Villeneuve improves to 11th with a time of 1:40.828. Michael Schumacher on track!

36 min: Burti completes his second run but fails to improve. Ralf Schumacher is back on track!

35 min: The gap between the Williams' and the rest is massive. 0.8 seconds separates Ralf in 1st and Hakkinen in 3rd. Similar to the second practice session this morning. 

34 min: All cars have completed their first run (3 laps) with Bernoldi (15h) and Verstappen (17th) completing their 2 runs as well (6 laps)

33 min: Top 10 - R Schumacher, Montoya, Hakkinen, M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, Trulli, Heidfeld, Raikkonen and Irvine.

32 min: The battle seems to be set between the 2 Williams' for Pole!

32 min: Rubens Barrichello moves into 5th behind his team-mate.

31 min: Michael Schumacher  moves into 4th with a time of 1:39.289

31 min: Michael Schumacher very slow in the second sector.

30 min: Montoya moves into second with a time of 1:38.605. Michael Schumacher on track.

29 min: Montoya very fast very close to Ralf!

28 min: Montoya on track!

27 min: Top 10 - R Schumacher, Hakkinen, Coulthard, Trulli, Heidfeld, Raikkonen, Irvine, Panis, de la Rosa and Alesi.

27 min: Ralf Schumacher takes provisional pole with a 1:38.458. Amazing!, Hakkinen is second.

26 min: Mika Hakkinen on a flier and so is Ralf!

26 min: Jarno Trulli moves into second place with a time of 1:40.322.

25 min: Ralf Schumacher on track and so is Hakkinen. Alonso moves into 6th place and Zonta takes 5th.

24 min: Coulthard takes provisional pole with a time of 1:39.802.

23 min: Coulthard on his second split is already a second faster than Villeneuve!

22 min: Jacques Villeneuve clocks a 1:41.468 and takes provisional pole.

21 min: Coulthard had a bad second session this morning when he spun into the gravel. Zonta, Fisichella and Alesi all on track.

20 min: Coulthard, Villeneuve and Alonso are on the track!

19 min: Luciano Burti grabs provisional pole with a time of 1:41.607. Impressive, over half a second faster than this morning.

18 min: Luciano Burti starts his flying lap.

17 min: Luciano Burti in the Prost is on the track now.

15 min: Top 3: Bernoldi, Verstappen and Marques - No other times set.

13 min: Enrique Bernoldi goes fastest with a time of 1:42.532. Again slower than his best time this morning.

12 min: Bernoldi is on his flying lap now and appears marginally faster than Verstappen

11 min: Verstappen's time is slower than his this morning.

10 min: Jos Verstappen sets a time of 1:42.757, Enrique Bernoldi on the track.

9 min: Jos Verstappen starts his flying lap!

8 min: Jos Verstappen on the track

6 min: Only Tarso Marques has set a time so far.

4 min: Marques sets the first time of the session with a time of 1:43.796. That is faster than his best time this morning!

3 min: Marques starts his flying lap!

2 min: Tarso Marques on the track for his first run. That is too early even for Marques!

Session underway and no cars are out yet.

This morning the 2 Williams topped the timesheets with Ralf Schumacher sets a stunning time of 1:39.188. They could very hard to beat here - Session starting in 2 minutes.

Session starting at 1:00 PM local time under sunny skies. The temperature is 31 degrees