GP - Qualifying
Session over: Michael Schumacher on pole ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher. Mika Hakkinen, Jarno Trulli and Juan Pablo Montoya make the top 6. Villeneuve, Coulthard, Frentzen and Panis make the top 10.
60 Min: All drivers on their final laps apart from Michael.
58 Min: Jarno Trulli moves into 4th. Ralf Schumacher trying hard to defend pole.
57 Min: Michael Schumacher grabs pole with a time of 1:35.220.
55 Min: Michael Schumacher goes out on his final run.
53 Min: Final runs coming up. This is exciting!
52 Min: McLaren are currently in 4th place behind Williams, Ferrari and BAR!.
50 Min: 10 minutes to go - Top 10 - R Schumacher (1:35.511), M Schumacher, R Barrichello, J Villeneuve, J Montoya, O Panis, M Hakkinen, D Coulthard, J Trulli, H Frentzen.
48 Min: Michael Schumacher grabs pole with a stunning time of 1:35.597 only to be bettered by his brother with a time of 1:35.511. Villeneuve in 4th!.
47 Min: Olivier Panis moves into 5th spot. Montoya spins and Michael Schumacher on track.
46 Min: Barrichello takes provisional pole with a time of 1:35.749 !!
44 Min: Just over 15 minutes remaining and Barrichello and Coulthard are out on their 3rd run.
43 Min: The pace of the Williams so far is simply stunning. 1st and 4th!
42 Min: Mika Hakkinen moves into 5th place. He is 0.6 seconds off the pace.
41 Min: Eddie Irvine in 9th place. Top 10 - R Schumacher (1:36.036), R Barrichello, M Schumacher, J Montoya, D Coulthard, H Frentzen, N Heidfeld, J Villeneuve, E Irvine, J Trulli.
40 Min: Michael Schumacher makes a mistake on his 2nd run and fails to improve.
39 Min: Villeneuve moves up to 8th place 0.9 seconds of the pace.
38 Min: Top 6: R Schumacher (1:36.036), R Barrichello, M Schumacher, J Montoya, D Coulthard, H Frentzen.
37 Min: Rubens Barrichello goes into 2nd ahead of Michael.
36 Min: Montoya moves into 4th. Michelin are doing an amazing job here!.
35 Min: Ralf Schumacher is on provisional pole !. His time is 1:36.036.
34 Min: Ralf Schumacher starts his 2nd run.
33 Min: The times will drop even further with more grip on the track.
32 Min: David Coulthard improves but remains in 4th. He is 0.4 seconds off the pace.
31 Min: David Coulthard starts his 2nd run.
30 Min: Top 6: M Schumacher (1:36.282), R Barrichello, R Schumacher, D Coulthard, H Frentzen, J Trulli.
29 Min: Michael Schumacher grabs provisional pole with a time of 1:36.282 just ahead of Rubens.
28 Min: Michael Schumacher on the track and is flying!
27 Min: Top 6: R Barrichello (1:36.315), R Schumacher, D Coulthard, H Frentzen, O Panis, E Irvine.
26 Min: Rubens Barrichello takes provisional pole slightly ahead of Ralf Schumacher. Irvine moves into 6th.
25 Min: Frentzen and Panis move into 3rd and 4th. Barrichello on his first timed lap.
24 Min: Rubens Barrichello is on the track. Hakkinen moves into 5th - slow for a McLaren.
23 Min: Top 6: R Schumacher, D Coulthard, J Montoya, J Villeneuve, G Fisichella, J Alesi.
22 Min: Juan Pablo Montoya is in 3rd behind Coulthard.
21 Min: Ralf Schumacher on provisional pole with a time of 1:36.382!.
20 Min: A number of drivers are on the track including Hakkinen, Villeneuve and Ralf Schumacher.
18 Min: Alesi goes 2nd with a time of 1:38.459. Montoya goes out on the track.
17 Min: Only 4 cars have set times so far with Coulthard ahead of Verstappen, Bernoldi and Marques. Alesi on the track.
16 Min: David Coulthard grabs provisional pole with a time of 1:37.124. This is slower than his best time in practice.
15 Min: Enrique Bernoldi is 2nd with a time of 1:39.596.
14 Min: Jarno Trulli goes wide on his fast lap and aborts his lap.
13 Min: David Coulthard appears on the track as well. A bit early for McLaren ?
12 Min: The second Arrows of Bernoldi is also out on the track.
11 Min: Jos Verstappen grabs provisional pole with a time of 1:39.267. Jarno Trulli goes out on the track. The first of the Honda powered cars.
9 Min: Jos Verstappen goes out on the track.
7 Min: Marques pits, no one else goes out.
5 Min: Tarso Marques grabs provisional pole with a time of 1:42.642. This will not be enough for the 107% !
3 Min: Tarso Marques in the Minardi goes out. This is early even for Minardi!
1 Min: Cars are not expected to go out until at least 10 minutes into the session. Although if a team predicts weather changes, they usually go out early.
Session starts with no cars out.
Ferrari appear to be way ahead although McLaren, Williams and Jordan have appeared fast at times this weekend.
5 minutes to the start of the session. It will be interesting to see when the cars will start coming out
It is currently sunny with track temperatures soaring to 44 degrees. This will affect the lap times.
Qualifying session starting shortly. Rain is forecast in the afternoon. Maximum temperature of 33 degrees