GP - 2nd Practice Session:
Michael Schumacher continues his domination ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Mika Hakkinen. R Schumacher, Irvine, Alesi, Fisichella, Heidfeld, Panis and Coulthard make the top 10.
60 min: No improvements in the top 10 but de la Rosa spins into the gravel!.
59 min: Frentzen manages to improve up into 14th place.
59 min: Final run of the day ...
58 min: Jacques Villeneuve finally manages a slight improvement up in 16th place but over 2.5 seconds off the pace.
57 min: Tarso Marques spins but recovers. He pits as he appears to have damaged his car!
54 min: Mika Hakkinen improves but remains in 3rd. The top 3 are now separated by just 0.138 seconds.
53 min: Jean Alesi takes 6th place from Fisichella!
52 min: Giancarlo Fisichella is up into 6th place!
51 min: Barrichello takes second place back with a time of 1:16.734.
48 min: Only Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen have set times under the 1:17 mark. Behind them 5 drivers have times under the 1:18 mark!
47 min: Olivier Panis moves into 7th place with a time of 1:17.970. His team-mate Jacques Villeneuve is way down in 19th!
45 min: Top 10: M Schumacher, Hakkinen, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Irvine, Heidfeld, Coulthard, de la Rosa, Trulli and Montoya.
44 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen moves into 12th place in the Prost just ahead of Alesi in the Jordan!
43 min: Mika Hakkinen responds and takes 2nd from Barrichello with a time of 1:16.968. He is only 0.3 seconds behind Michael.
42 min: Eddie Irvine jumps into 4th place with a time of 1:17.409. Is he in qualifying trim ?
41 min: Ralf Schumacher takes 3rd from Hakkinen with a time of 1:17.308. He is under a tenth behind Barrichello in second place.
40 min: Pedro de la Rosa moves into 7th place with a time of 1:18.195.
39 min: Michael Schumacher improves his time at the top of the timesheets with a 1:16.651. He is now almost a second fastest than Pole time of last year!
38 min: Olivier Panis takes 10th place away from Alesi.
37 min: The mechanics are working on Coulthard's car but it seems that he will not be taking part this session due the damage caused during the first session.
36 min: Top 10: M Schumacher, Barrichello, Hakkinen, R Schumacher, Heidfeld, Coulthard, Trulli, Montoya, Irvine and Alesi.
35 min: Jarno Trulli improves but remains in 7th place.
34 min: Juan Pablo Montoya spins and fails to recover. He is in the gravel. Session over for him.
32 min: Jean Alesi moves into 10th place with a time of 1:19.140. He is now under a second behind his team-mate Jarno Trulli who is in 7th place.
30 min: Eddie Irvine improves again to 9th!.
29 min: Eddie Irvine takes 10th from Verstappen with a time of 1:19.247.
28 min: Ralf Schumacher takes 4th with a time of 1:17.886 while Montoya improves his time but remains in 8th place.
27 min: Jos Verstappen is up into 10th place now. Pretty impressive from the Arrows whose chassis is not really suited for this kind of track!
26 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen responds and moves up to 16th place. Barrichello improves in second place.
24 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen is now 22nd behind the 2 Minardi's, 4.5 seconds off the pace!.
23 min: Top 10: M Schumacher, Barrichello, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Coulthard, Trulli, R Schumacher, Montoya, Raikkonen and Panis.
22 min: Nick Heidfeld takes 4th from Coulthard who has yet to go out on the track this session. Fisichella spins but recovers.
21 min: Mika Hakkinen improves in 3rd place with a time of 1:17.499 while Trulli moves into 6th place ahead of Ralf Schumacher.
20 min: Jean Alesi finally sets a time this session and moves up into 12th place with a time of 1:19.586.
18 min: Enrique Bernoldi in the Arrows is up in 11th place with a time of 1:19.466.
17 min: Coulthard who damaged his car during the first session has yet to go out on the track this session.
16 min: Juan Pablo Montoya moves into 7th place with a time of 1:18.890. He is 1.9 seconds off the pace.
14 min: Ralf Schumacher in 5th is the only Michelin runner in the top 10 while Alesi in the Jordan is the lowest running Bridgestone in 20th but he has yet to set a time this session.
13 min: Irvine takes 11th place from Fisichella. The Jaguars are expected to do well on this kind of track but it seems that the Michelin tyres are struggling here compared to the Bridgestones.
12 min: Top 10: M Schumacher, Barrichello, Hakkinen, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Heidfeld, Raikkonen, Trulli, Panis and Villeneuve.
10 min: Burti improves to 15th place after spinning during his first flying lap this session.
9 min: Both Burti and Ralf Schumacher spin but manage to recover.
7 min: Kimi Raikkonen is the first to improve. He sets a time of 1:19.146 and moves into 7th place.
6 min: Juan Pablo Montoya spins but manages to control the car and keeps going!
4 min: Panis doesn't improve on his first run. He remains in 8th place. Montoya on the track, he was 16th fastest in the morning session.
3 min: There is an intense fight between Sauber, BAR and Jordan for 4th in the Constructors' Championship as they scramble for the points left by the top 3 teams (Ferrari, McLaren and Williams).
2 min: Olivier Panis is the first to go out on the track. He was 8th fastest this morning in the BAR.
Session underway with no cars going out yet on the track yet.
Michael Schumacher dominated the first session and has already taken over half a second off the Pole time of last year. Let's see if McLaren will be able to close the gap. Session starting in 2 minutes.
Session starting at 1:00 PM local time. It is sunny and hot with the air temperature at 31 degrees.