GP - Qualifying Session:
Juan Pablo Montoya grabs his 3rd Pole position of the year ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher. R Schumacher, Trulli, Coulthard, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Raikkonen and de la Rosa make the top 10.
60 min: Jenson Button improves to 11th.
59 min: Villeneuve takes 15th! while Ralf Schumacher improves his time but remains in 4th place.
58 min: Michael Schumacher loses a lot of time in the second split.
58 min: Michael Schumacher fast on first split.
57 min: There is a stream of cars at the moment!
56 min: Pit opens and the 2 Jordans head the pack of cars in their final run.
56 min: Session restarting. 4 minutes remaining!
56 min: Session stopped - at the moment Hakkinen, de la Rosa, Frentzen, Irvine and Yoong are out of laps
56 min: Session stopped - Top 10 - Montoya, Barrichello, M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Trulli, Coulthard, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Raikkonen and de la Rosa.
56 min: Mika Hakkinen moves into 7th but then crashes heavily. He is OK but the session is stopped.
55 min: Tomas Enge stops on the track.
54 min: Michael Schumacher improves but remains in 3rd.
52 min: Michael Schumacher back on track. He is in 3rd and 0.4 seconds off the pace.
51 min: Alex Yoong sets a time of 1:27.463 which should be enough for him to qualify. He is in 22nd place.
50 min: Montoya, Barrichello, M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Trulli, Coulthard, Heidfeld, Hakkinen, Raikkonen and de la Rosa.
49 min: Barrichello takes second from Michael with a time of 1:22.528. He is 0.312 seconds behind Montoya.
48 min: Juan Pablo Montoya improves in first with a time of 1:22.216. Stunning!
47 min: Ralf improves into 4th with a time of 1:22.881
46 min: Montoya also starts his flyer.
45 min: Ralf Schumacher on a flyer, he is now in 4th place.
44 min: Michael Schumacher improves but remains in second place.
43 min: Michael Schumacher on a flyer to try and re-take pole.
42 min: Mika Hakkinen improves to 8th! He is over a second off the pace.
41 min: Michael Schumacher on track.
40 min: Top 10 - Montoya, M Schumacher, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Trulli, Coulthard, Heidfeld, Raikkonen, Hakkinen and de la Rosa.
39 min: Barrichello takes 3rd with a time of 1:22.711. Fisichella, currently in 11th is in trouble as his car stops. He runs back to get the spare.
38 min: Alex Yoong improves in 22nd with a time of 1:28.133. Just inside the 107% at this stage.
37 min: Nick Heidfeld moves into 6th place!
36 min: Montoya re-takes provisional pole from Michael with a time of 1:22.431
35 min: Coulthard sets the 5th fastest time with a 1:23.472.
34 min: Coulthard on a flying lap and Montoya out for the second time.
33 min: Jean Alesi moves into 14th place. Trulli is 4th!
32 min: Pedro de la Rosa is doing very well. He is up into 7th with a time of 1:23.760.
31 min: Jean Alesi is the only driver not to set a time yet. He is on the track.
30 min: Alex Yoong sets a time of 1:28.362. He is inside the 107% for the time being.
30 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Montoya, R Schumacher, Trulli, Barrichello, Hakkinen, Raikkonen, Fisichella, Heidfeld and de la Rosa.
29 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 4th with a time of 1:23.387.
28 min: Michael Schumacher takes provisional pole with a time of 1:22.685!
27 min: Michael Schumacher starts his flying lap.
26 min: Barrichello moves into 3rd with a time of 1:23.567
25 min: Fisichella moves into 5th with a time of 1:24.090. Michael Schumacher on track.
24 min: Mika Hakkinen moves into 3rd with a time of 1:23.714.
23 min: Montoya takes provisional pole with a time of 1:22.715.
22 min: Ralf Schumacher goes fastest with a time of 1:23.216.
21 min: Verstappen goes second with a time of 1:26.258. That is faster than his best this morning.
20 min: Panis goes fastest with a time of 1:25.257. That is slower than his best this morning.
19 min: Montoya and the 2 McLaren's follow!
19 min: Ralf Schumacher is on his first run!
18 min: Verstappen follows.
17 min: Bernoldi goes fastest with a time of 1:26.519. He is also faster than this morning. Panis on the track.
16 min: Alonso pits. Yoong is expected to have a run in the sole Minardi!
15 min: Fernando Alonso sets a time of 1:26.880. Alonso didn't set a time this morning. Bernoldi on track.
14 min: Tomas Enge is the first to set a time with a 1:26.805. That is over a second faster than his time this morning!
13 min: Tomas Enge starts his flying lap.
12 min: Tomas Enge is now on the track with Alonso behind him in the spare car!
10 min: No action on the track since the Minardi problems!
6 min: It appears that the second newcomer this weekend Tomas Enge is planning to go out in the Prost soon.
4 min: It is doubtful that both can now qualify. This is a very bad day for Minardi.
2 min: Fernando Alonso suffers the same thing. He also stops his car on the escape road at the first chicane!
1 min: Oh no!, Yoong stops at the first chicane. He runs back to get the spare!
Session underway and Alex Yoong is the first to go out on the track. He didn't cover any timed laps this morning.
The tragic events in the USA are overshadowing this event. Ferrari are running their cars without livery and with a black nose. Jaguar have their engine covers in black, the Williams mechanics all have black bands on their arms and BAR have cancelled all their media events this weekend all in respect for those who suffered from this horrific act. Session starting in 2 minutes
Michael Schumacher was fastest in the second practice session earlier today followed by Juan Pablo Montoya. Qualifying is expected to be a tough fight between Michael and the 2 Williams drivers. Barrichello and the 2 McLaren drivers may also have a chance. Session starting in 5 minutes.
Session starting at 1:00 PM local time. It is fine and sunny with the air temperature at 19 degrees.