GP - 2nd Friday Practice Session
60 Min: Session over. Top 10: J Trulli, M Schumacher, R Barrichello, D Coulthard, E Irvine, M Hakkinen, H Frentzen, L Burti, O Panis, R Schumacher. Rubens Barrichello improves but remains in 3rd, Jos Verstappen goes through the gravel while Mika Hakkinen spins and recovers.
60 Min: Luciano Burti moves into 8th place!
59 Min: David Coulthard improves to 4th, 0.4 seconds off the pace.
58 Min: A lot of cars on the track on their final run.
57 Min: Both McLaren's out on the track for their final run of the day.
55 Min: Jarno Trulli goes fastest with a time of 1:38.846. He is 0.083 seconds faster than Michael.
54 Min: Some improvements at the back but no improvements at the front yet!
52 Min: 8 minutes to go and there is not much activity at the moment.
50 Min: The Benetton pair of Fisichella and Button and in 13th and 15th.
49 Min: Juan Pablo Montoya will not set a time today. He is in the garage without his racing overalls. A bad start to the weekend.
47 Min: Michael Schumacher takes a trip to the gravel trap but recovers.
45 Min: David Coulthard and Olivier Panis improve their times but not positions.
42 Min: No chance at the top of the timesheets. Verstappen improves to 16th and Mazzacane to 18th.
39 Min: Montoya pits again! - very unlucky.
39 Min: Order fairly static, top 10: M Schumacher, R Barrichello, E Irvine, M Hakkinen, J Trulli, H Frentzen, O Panis, D Coulthard, R Schumacher, J Villeneuve.
37 Min: Montoya finally exists the pits. Perhaps this time he will set a time.
35 Min: Fisichella and Raikkonen take trips through the gravel trap.
32 Min: Eddie Irvine in 3rd and just over half a second off the pace. The Michelin tyres must suit Jaguar here!
30 Min: Top 10: M Schumacher, R Barrichello, M Hakkinen, J Trulli, H Frentzen, E Irvine, O Panis, D Coulthard, L Burti, R Schumacher.
30 Min: Coulthard goes onto the gravel trap but recovers. Marques stops on the track. Yellow flags
29 Min: Montoya has yet to set a time. He is in the garage with problems with his car.
28 Min: Mika Hakkinen moves into 3rd almost a second off the pace.
27 Min: Fernando Alonso finally sets a timed lap. 1:45.780 and over 6.5 seconds off the pace.
26 Min: Ralf Schumacher improves to 9th. Both McLaren's on the track.
25 Min: At the moment, it seems that Ferrari are in a class of their own. The McLaren drivers are 7th and 8th.
23 Min: Barrichello improves but still in 2nd. He is only 0.042 seconds slower than Michael. They seem to be matching each others time.
22 Min: Eddie Irvine takes 4th from Panis.
20 Min: Nick Heidfeld takes 10th place while Panis moves to 4th!
18 Min: Michael Schumacher goes under the 1:39 mark with a time of 1:38.929. That is over half a second faster than Barrichello's
16 Min: Top 10: R Barrichello, M Schumacher, J Trulli, D Coulthard, E Irvine, H Frentzen, M Hakkinen, O Panis, L Burti, R Schumacher.
15 Min: Montoya aborts his lap and pits!
14 Min: Montoya starts his first flying lap.
13 Min: Frentzen (6th) and Hakkinen (7th) improve their times. Ralf Schumacher retakes 10th from Villeneuve.
12 Min: Alonso abort his flying lap while Montoya has yet to come out.
10 Min: Top 6: R Barrichello, M Schumacher, J Trulli, D Coulthard, E Irvine, H Frentzen
10 Min: Eddie Irvine improves but remains in 5th while Villeneuve moves to 10th.
9 Min: Ralf Schumacher moves to 10th with a time of 1:41.817. He is 2.3 seconds off the pace.
8 Min: Michael Schumacher goes under the 1:40 mark. He is under 0.3 seconds slower than his team-mate.
7 Min: Fernando Alonso starts his first flying lap of the day. Villeneuve improves his time but still in 13th.
5 Min: Michael Schumacher goes out on the track. No time improvements so far.
3 Min: More drivers go out including Panis and Alesi
1 Min: Juan Pablo Montoya follows. He too didn't set a time during the first practice.
0 Min: Session starts. Fernando Alonso is the first to go out on the track. He did not set a time during the 1st practice.
Session starting in 3 minutes. Sunny weather but thunderstorms are predicted for later today.
It is interesting that the Jaguar's are the fastest Michelin runners here so far.
The top 3 times from the 1st practice session are already faster than the fastest time on Friday last year.
Session starting shortly. Rain is expected in the afternoon. Maximum temperature of 32 degrees