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Fastest from the 1st Saturday practice in 2000 - Mika Hakkinen - 1:44.144

German GP - 1st Saturday Practice:

Michael Schumacher sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher. Montoya, Coulthard, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Villeneuve, Irvine and Raikkonen make the top 10. 

45 min: Session over and Villeneuve improves to 8th while Raikkonen takes 10th from de la Rosa.

45 min: Final lap for the cars on the track.

44 min: Mika Hakkinen jumps into 6th place just behind his team-mate.

42 min: David Coulthard improves his time but remains in 5 while Villeneuve moves ahead of Trulli in 9th.

40 min: Mika Hakkinen on the track to set a competitive time! - 5 minutes to go.

39 min: Ralf Schumacher takes third from his team-mate. He is 0.5 seconds behind his brother!

38 min: The BAR's don't appear as bad as yesterday with Villeneuve and Panis in 10th and 11th. The Arrows' also appear to be doing better with Bernoldi and Verstappen in 13th and 14th.

37 min: Nick Heidfeld is once again doing better than Raikkonen here. Yesterday Raikkonen have a sensor problem that affected his running time.

36 min: It seems that Jaguar have improved with both their drivers in the top 10. Irvine is targeting 8th in qualifying this afternoon. In the past this season his target was 13th.

35 min: It is fairly quiet now. 10 minutes to go till the end of the first session.

34 min: Michael Schumacher improves a little with a time of 1:39.937.

33 min: Mika Hakkinen goes off but recovers. He returns to the pits.

32 min: Michael Schumacher drops below the 1:40 mark with a time of 1:39.973!. Hakkinen on the track for his first timed lap.

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

30 min: Michael Schumacher goes fastest with a time of 1:40.404! Expect a low 1:39 in qualifying !!

29 min: Michael Schumacher starts a fast lap. He aborted his last one and went into the pits!

28 min: Rubens Barrichello jumps to first place with a time of 1:40.436!

27 min: Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen have yet to set a time. Jenson Button will not set a time this session after stopping on the track.

26 min: Juan Pablo Montoya jumps straight into the top with a time of 1:40.661. Impressive!

25 min: But Ralf Schumacher retakes 2nd place and gets closer to Coulthard's time.

25 min: Barrichello takes second away from Ralf Schumacher with a time of 1:40.969. 

24 min: Jarno Trulli takes 5th from Villeneuve. Both Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello on track.

23 min: Jacques Villeneuve improves to 5th with a time of 1:42.390. 

22 min: Ralf Schumacher jumps into 2nd place with a time of 1:41.050. 

21 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 5th place while Mika Hakkinen finally exists the pits.

20 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, Irvine, de la Rosa, Zonta, Panis, Villeneuve, Bernoldi, Burti, Verstappen and Alonso.

19 min: David Coulthard goes under the 1:41 mark!!

18 min: Pedro de la Rosa confirms the Jaguar's pace moving into 3rd just behind Irvine.

17 min: Ricardo Zonta slows down and eventually stops on the grass retiring from the session with a problem. Tough luck!

16 min: Coulthard and Irvine go first and second!. Coulthard's time was a 1:41.246. Faster than Irvine's best yesterday!

15 min: Both Bernoldi and Alonso improve but remain in 3rd and 4th behind Zonta and Panis.

14 min: Coulthard, Irvine and Marques go out on the track. Hakkinen still in the garage with some technical problem.

13 min: Ricardo Zonta goes fastest with a time of 1:42.424. Three tenths faster than Panis.

12 min: Alonso sets a time of 1:46.222. Zonta is on the track as well.

11 min: Bernoldi sets a time of 1:44.247. That is faster than his best yesterday.

10 min: Olivier Panis improves with a time of 1:42.738 as Alonso joins the activity.

9 min: Enrique Bernoldi goes out for his first timed lap of the day.

7 min: Olivier Panis sets a time of 1:44.100. That is over 0.5 seconds slower than his best time yesterday.

5 min: Olivier Panis is the first out on the track for a timed lap.

3 min: The cars are now returning back to the pits after their installation lap.

2 min: Mika Hakkinen also appears to have a problem but he is in the pit lane and his mechanics manage to pull him back into the garage.

1 min: Problems for Button as he stalls on the exit of the pit lane. Session over for him!

1 min: Juan Pablo Montoya is the first out on the track. Yesterday he covered the most number of laps. Almost a whole race distance!. Fernando Alonso and the rest of the pack follow.

The fastest time set by Irvine yesterday was faster than any Pole position time set here! - Session underway

2 Michelin runners were fastest yesterday with Eddie Irvine and Juan Pablo Montoya both half a second ahead of the rest. Lets see what they will do today ! - Session starting in 5 minutes.

Session starting at 9:00 AM local time under sunny skies. The temperature is 23 degrees