GP - 1st Saturday Practice
Final Order - Michael Schumacher, Rubens
Barrichello, Kimi Raikkonen, Heinz Harald Frentzen, Felipe Massa and David
Coulthard make the top 6.
45 min: Frentzen jumps into 4th!
45 min: Final lap!
44 min: Nick Heidfeld takes 6th with a time of 1:10.818
43 min: Jenson Button moves into 7th with a time of 1:10.872.
42 min: Once again the McLarens are doing the least amount of running. Both McLarens have only done 9 laps each!
41 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Massa, Coulthard, Panis, Heidfeld, Frentzen, Bernoldi and Montoya.
40 min: Under the current conditions, it looks as if the Bridgestone tyres are performing better.
39 min: Felipe Massa jumps into 4th splitting the 2 McLarens.
38 min: Michael Schumacher improves again with a time of 1:09.001. Barrichello improves with a 1:09.607. Those two at this stage appear untouchable.
37 min: Rubens Barrichello moves up into second with a time of 1:10.323. Still over 0.8 seconds slower than Michael.
36 min: The mid-field is very close with under a second separating 5th and 19th!
35 min: Michael Schumacher has covered the most number of laps so far this session with 20. Unusual for the Ferrari driver.
34 min: Nick Heidfeld improves again into 4th this time with a 1:10.896.
33 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen takes 5th with a 1:10.932.
32 min: Nick Heidfeld moves into 6th with a time of 1:11.237.
31 min: Michael Schumacher improves again with a 1:09.499. That is faster than the Pole time of last year.
30 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Raikkonen, Coulthard, Barrichello, Bernoldi, Montoya, Button, Fisichella, Massa and Frentzen.
29 min: Michael puts in a stunning time with a 1:09.636. Just a tenth under Pole time from last year.
28 min: Juan Pablo Montoya moves into 6th with a time of 1:11.250. Michael Schumacher on a flyer to respond to the McLaren's
27 min: But Raikkonen takes it back with a 1:10.593. The McLaren's are flying today!
27 min: David Coulthard takes 1st from his team-mate with a 1:10.795.
26 min: Kimi Raikkonen jumps straight into 1st with a 1:10.890. Stunning from the young Finn!
25 min: David Coulthard moves straight into 3rd with a time of 1:11.025. Raikkonen on track too.
24 min: David Coulthard is on track.
23 min: Jenson Button moves into 4th with a time of 1:11.337 while Jarno Trulli moves into 8th..
23 min: Enrique Bernoldi goes third with a time of 1:11.174.
22 min: Neither McLaren has set a time yet.
22 min: Felipe Massa goes third with a 1:11.499
21 min: Barrichello goes fastest with a time of 1:1:10.902
20 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Frentzen, R Schumacher, Barrichello, Heidfeld, McNish, Montoya, Massa, Panis and Sato.
19 min: Frentzen moves into 2nd with a time of 1:11.651. Stunning!
19 min: Rubens Barrichello takes 3rd with a time of 1:11.843.
18 min: Frentzen moves into 6th place with a 1:13.096
18 min: Rubens Barrichello takes 4th with a time of 1:12.483.
17 min: Eddie Irvine takes 4th with a time of 1:13.399. Barrichello on track.
16 min: Top 6 - M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Montoya, Panis, Fisichella and Villeneuve.
15 min: Both Schumacher's improve with Michael in 1st with a 1:11.130 and Ralf in 2nd with a 1:11.810.
15 min: But Juan Pablo Montoya takes second away with a 1:12.256.
14 min: Ralf Schumacher moves into second with a time of 1:12.369.
14 min: Michael Schumacher improves in 1st with a time of 1:11.959. Webber takes third with a time of 1:15.017. Montoya on track.
13 min: Giancarlo Fisichella sets a time of 1:14.520 and moves into 2nd. Michael flying!
12 min: Olivier Panis sets a time of 1:15.397. Fisichella on track and so is Ralf Schumacher.
12 min: Yoong's first time is a 1:20.193. Webber improves with a 1:15.934.
11 min: Michael Schumacher's first time for the day is 1:13.496!. Panis joins in.
10 min: Mark Webber sets a time of 1:16.491.
9 min: Michael Schumacher and Alex Yoong are out on the track as well.
8 min: Mark Webber is the first driver to go back out on the track. He will be soon followed by a number of other drivers!
6 min: It is now quiet on the track.
4 min: Villeneuve pits as Barrichello goes out on his installation lap. He is the last driver to do so.
2 min: Most of the drivers are back in the pits. Villeneuve who was 21st yesterday goes out on his installation lap.
Session underway and most of the cars stream out for their installation lap headed by Jordan's Takuma Sato.
Yesterday's morning session was dominated by Ferrari and the rest of the Bridgestone runner however in the afternoon the Michelin runners caught up and Montoya in the Williams ended up just 0.06 seconds behind Barrichello's fastest time. Expect another close qualifying session today. Session starting in 2 minutes
Session starting at 9:00 AM local time. It is sunny with a temperature of 15 degrees.