GP - First Friday Practice Session:
Michael Schumacher sets the fastest time of the session ahead of David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello. Heidfeld, Hakkinen, Button, Raikkonen, R Schumacher, Trulli and de la Rosa make the top 10.
60 min: Final run as Barrichello and Button improve their times but retain their places.
59 min: Hakkinen improves to 5th with a time of 1:26.053.
58 min: Montoya improves to 15th. That is still way back considering that Williams are expected to dominate this weekend.
57 min: Michael Schumacher re-takes the top spot with a time of 1:25.524.
56 min: Mika Hakkinen takes 6th from Raikkonen.
55 min: David Coulthard takes first with a time of 1:25.592.
54 min: No improvements in the last couple of minutes but Coulthard is on a flyer.
52 min: Ralf Schumacher and David Coulthard on the track.
50 min: Ralf Schumacher and David Coulthard on the track.
49 min: Button moves up to 5th. Benetton have certainly improved dramatically over the last month!.
48 min: Top 10: M Schumacher, Barrichello, Heidfeld, Coulthard, Raikkonen, R Schumacher, Hakkinen, Trulli, Button and Panis.
47 min: Apart from those who are out of the session, Michael Schumacher has done the least number of laps so far with 4. Eddie Irvine has covered the most laps so far with 17. He is in 12th place.
46 min: Barrichello takes second and is just 0.004 seconds behind Michael.
45 min: Heidfeld crashes!. The second Sauber this session to crash. He is OK
44 min: Panis improves to 10th while Montoya takes 18th back from Alonso. Montoya seems to be in trouble here.
43 min: Fernando Alonso takes 18th from Montoya!
42 min: Nick Heidfeld takes second with a time of 1:25.740. The Sauber's are impressive here!
41 min: Montoya and Barrichello are back on the track.
40 min: Panis and Villeneuve both improve but are back in 12th and 13th.
39 min: Enge improves to 19th place with a time of 1:29.949. Yellow flags are taken down.
38 min: The 2 Ferrari's, Heidfeld and Coulthard are only separated by 0.32 seconds at the top of the timesheets.
37 min: Tomas Enge (Burti's replacement) is in 20th place. Frentzen in the second Prost is in 16th place.
36 min: Trulli improves but remains in 8th place.
35 min: Juan Pablo Montoya is back in 18th place. That is way down for the Williams driver. Trulli on track.
33 min: Not much actions as the yellow flags are out due to Raikkonen's crash.
31 min: So far Verstappen, Yoong and Raikkonen are out of the practice session.
30 min: Top 10: M Schumacher, Barrichello, Heidfeld, Coulthard, Raikkonen, R Schumacher, Hakkinen, Trulli, Button and Fisichella.
29 min: Michael Schumacher goes fastest with a time of 1:25.725. Raikkonen crashes!! - He is OK
28 min: Kimi Raikkonen takes 4th from Ralf with a time of 1:26.701. Michael Schumacher on a fast lap.
27 min: Ralf Schumacher takes 4th with a time of 1:26.843.
26 min: Michael Schumacher makes a small mistake, he clocks a 1:27.844 in 10th place. Ralf Schumacher on track.
25 min: Rubens Barrichello goes fastest with a time of 1:25.839. Michael Schumacher on track.
24 min: Top 6: Heidfeld, Coulthard, Hakkinen, Trulli, Button and Fisichella.
23 min: Mika Hakkinen goes third with a time of 1:26.962.
22 min: Juan Pablo Montoya makes a mistake and uses the escape road.
21 min: Nick Heidfeld goes fastest with a time of 1:26.019
21 min: Both McLaren's and Montoya are on the track.
20 min: Alex Yoong stopped on the track. Not a good start for the young Malaysian.
19 min: No sign of Williams, Ferrari or McLaren yet!
18 min: Giancarlo Fisichella goes second with a time 1:27.276.
17 min: Toms Enge sets his first time of the day with a 1:30.472.
16 min: Jenson Button goes fastest with a time of 1:27.803. Benetton are planning to introduce a new qualifying engine this week.
15 min: Yoong sets a time of 1:34.267. That is pretty slow!
13 min: Alex Yoong on the track for his first timed lap!
11 min: Enrique Bernoldi goes fastest with a time of 1:30.006.
9 min: Fernando Alonso is the first to set a timed lap with a time of 1:30.383.
8 min: Jos Verstappen spins and hits the barriers on his first flying lap!. He is OK but his session is over.
6 min: Jos Verstappen and Alonso are on the track for their first flying laps.
4 min: Alex Yoong takes Tarso Marques' seat at Minardi while Tomas Enge takes Luciano Burti's seat at Prost
2 min: The cars are back in the pits after their installation lap.
The session is starting 10 minutes early in order to comply with the 3-minute silence taking place in Europe and the UK in respect to those killed in the terrorist attacks in the USA on Tuesday. This will occur at 12:00 PM local time.
Session starting at 11:00 AM local time. It is partly cloudy with the air temperature at 18 degrees.