GP - First Saturday Practice Session:
Juan Pablo Montoya sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Pedro de la Rosa. Villeneuve, Panis, Raikkonen, Irvine, Verstappen, Bernoldi and Heidfeld make the top 10. Only 13 drivers have set lap times!
45 min: Montoya goes fastest on his last run!
45 min: Barrichello goes fastest ahead of Montoya. Still a few drivers are on fast laps!
45 min: It doesn't appear that Michael Schumacher nor the 2 McLaren's will set times this session!
45 min: Final run ...
44 min: Now Villeneuve goes fastest with a 1:27.567.
44 min: Pedro de la Rosa goes fastest with a time of 1:28.219.
43 min: Panis and Villeneuve move into 2nd and 3rd!. Irvine moves into 5th.
42 min: Montoya and Trulli on the track as well.
41 min: Raikkonen improves in 1st with a time of 1:28.626. Panis and Villeneuve move into 5th and 6th places.
40 min: Irvine, de la Rosa and Yoong follow. Now there is a lot of traffic!
40 min: Villeneuve, Fisichella, Panis and Barrichello start their 1st flying laps of the session.
39 min: Raikkonen goes fastest with a time of 1:29.015. This seems a battle between the 2 Sauber drivers!
38 min: Verstappen takes second from Raikkonen while Enge moves into 4th place.
37 min: Raikkonen improves but remains in second with a time of 1:29.962.
36 min: Nick Heidfeld improves in 1st with a time of 1:29.048. A few more drivers are appearing on the track!
35 min: Jos Verstappen takes 3rd with a time of 1:32.132.
34 min: And Heidfeld goes faster again with a time of 1:30.092. Tomas Enge makes an appearance.
33 min: Only for Raikkonen to go faster with a time of 1:30.669
32 min: Nick Heidfeld goes to the top of the timesheets with a time of 1:30.884.
31 min: Jos Verstappen now comes out on the track with under 15 minutes left.
29 min: Frentzen stops on the track with brake problems!
28 min: Top 4: Raikkonen, Frentzen, Heidfeld and Bernoldi. No other driver has set a timed lap!
26 min: Frentzen moves into second place with a time of 1:32.214.
25 min: Frentzen improves his time but remains in 3rd place.
24 min: This is amazing, over half the session has passed and only 4 drivers have set laps times!
21 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen sets a time of 1:37.393 and moves into 3rd place.
18 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen goes out on the track.
17 min: Very little activity on the track as the teams are waiting for others to dry the track!
15 min: Nick Heidfeld improves but remains in second place.
14 min: Kimi Raikkonen goes fastest with a time of 1:32.019.
13 min: Ralf pits without setting a time.
12 min: Nick Heidfeld clocks a 1:33.551. The track is still damp from overnight rain but is drying quickly.
11 min: Ralf Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen follow.
10 min: Nick Heidfeld now appears on the track for his first flying run. He lost most of the first session and all of the second session yesterday.
8 min: Bernoldi sets a time of 1:37.729. He has made a mistake on his flying lap.
6 min: Enrique Bernoldi is on the track for his first timed lap.
4 min: Michael Schumacher is on the track for his installation lap
2 min: A number of cars are now back in the pits. Jaguar have a black engine cover in respect to the victims of the tragedy in the USA.
Session underway as the cars make their way on the track for an installation lap.
Session starting at 9:00 AM local time. It is fine and sunny with the air temperature at 12 degrees.