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Pole time in 2002: Juan Pablo Montoya - 1:13.114
Pole time in 2001: Michael Schumacher - 1:13.780

Brazilian GP - Qualifying

Final Order: Juan Pablo Montoya, Michael Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher, David Coulthard, Kimi Raikkonen, Jarno Trulli, Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Nick Heidfeld and Mika Salo make the top 10.
The rest of the field: de la Rosa, Massa, Irvine, Fisichella, Villeneuve, McNish, Panis, Frentzen, Sato, Webber, Bernoldi and Yoong.

60 min: Rubens Barrichello will stay in 8th as he set 2 times in the high 13's and Heidfeld in in the low 14's in 9th.

60 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 5th ahead of Trulli who doesn't improve on his last run. Jenson Button improves his time but stays in 7th.

59 min: Ralf fails to improve and neither does Montoya. Coulthard on his final lap.

58 min: Ralf Schumacher doesn't look likely to improve.

57 min: Rubens Barrichello needs to set another good time if he wants to stay in the top 10 as his best time will be disallowed.

56 min: Juan Pablo Montoya goes out on his final run and so does Ralf Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen.

55 min: Michael Schumacher moves into second with a 1:13.241.

54 min: Michael Schumacher starts his flying lap.

53 min: Salo moves into 10th while McNish is in 16th. They have completed their allocated runs. Michael on track.

52 min: Jenson Button moves into 6th place taking it away from Raikkonen. Renault appear to be genuinely strong here!

51 min: Top 10: Montoya, R Schumacher, M Schumacher, Coulthard, Trulli, Raikkonen, Barrichello, Button, Heidfeld and de la Rosa.

50 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 6th. Trulli sandwiched between the 2 McLaren's. Heidfeld jumps into 9th.

49 min: Coulthard improves but remains in 4th. Michael out on the track for his 3rd run.

49 min: Juan Pablo Montoya grabs provisional pole with a 1:13.114. Stunning!

48 min: Ralf Schumacher fails to improve. Montoya starts his flyer.

47 min: Ralf Schumacher starts his flying lap. Irvine moves into 9th!

46 min: Giancarlo Fisichella takes 10th with a 1:14.748

45 min: Both Williams are on the track for their 3rd run.

44 min: Jacques Villeneuve climbs back to 11th setting exactly the same time as Mika Salo but Salo got there first!.

43 min: Michael Schumacher improves but remains in 3rd. Just 0.041 off pole time!

42 min: Michael Schumacher quick in the second sector.

41 min: Felipe Massa moves into 8th. His team-mate is 16th!

40 min: Michael Schumacher on his second run. The top 3 are separated by less than a tenth of a second.

39 min: Allan McNish (17th) and Mark Webber (21st) start their 3rd run.

38 min: Top 10: R Schumacher, Montoya, M Schumacher, Coulthard, Trulli, Barrichello, Button, Raikkonen, Irvine and Massa.

38 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 8th place.

37 min: Kimi Raikkonen is on the track. He has yet to qualify.

36 min: Juan Pablo Montoya takes second just 0.029 seconds off Ralf's time!

36 min: Montoya fast!

35 min: Barrichello improves but remains in 6th place with a time of 1:13.919.

34 min: Jarno Trulli moves up into 5th ahead of Barrichello who is on his second run too.

33 min: Coulthard takes 4th from Barrichello with a time of 1:13.834. Montoya on his second run.

32 min: Coulthard on his second run.

31 min: Mika Salo improves his time to 1:14.925 but remains in 9th. Fisichella takes 10th from Villeneuve.

30 min: All the drivers have set times except for Trulli and Raikkonen, both having problems.

30 min: Top 10: R Schumacher, M Schumacher, Montoya, Barrichello, Button, Coulthard, Irvine, Massa, Salo and Villeneuve.

29 min: Michael Schumacher moves into second with a time of 1:13.424.

28 min: Provisional Pole has changed 4 times among the top teams so far.!

28 min: Jenson Button moves into 4th with a 1:13.973. 

27 min: Top 6: R Schumacher, Montoya, Barrichello, Coulthard, Irvine and Massa. 

26 min: Michael Schumacher on track as well as the 2 Renaults 

26 min: Ralf Schumacher takes provisional pole with a time of 1:13.328. Superb lap! 

25 min: Juan Pablo Montoya takes provisional pole with a time of 1:13.554. Ralf on track. 

24 min: Eddie Irvine jumps into 3rd with a 1:14.832. 

23 min: Rubens Barrichello takes provisional pole with a time of 1:13.935. Montoya on track. 

23 min: Pedro de la Rosa moves into 4th with a time of 1:15.144.  

22 min: Kimi Raikkonen slow!. Coulthard takes provisional pole with a 1:14.062. 

21 min: Jacques Villeneuve goes second while Panis goes 4th.

21 min: Raikkonen and Barrichello on track.

20 min: Top 6: Salo, Sato, McNish, Frentzen, Webber and Bernoldi.

20 min: Mika Salo takes provisional pole with a time of 1:15.044. Coulthard on track.

19 min: Takuma Sato takes provisional pole with a time of 1:15.296. He'll use up 4 laps on this run due to his error.

18 min: Mika Salo and Olivier Panis are on track as Frentzen starts his timed lap.

17 min: Takuma Sato goes wide but recovers. His lap is wasted!

16 min: Enrique Bernoldi sets a time of 1:16.277 and moves into 3rd. He is slower than his best time in the morning. Frentzen goes out for his first run.

15 min: Enrique Bernoldi starts his first timed lap. He was 16th this morning. Takuma Sato joins in the action.

14 min: Enrique Bernoldi is the next man out on his first run.

13 min: Mark Webber clocks a 1:16.035 and takes second. He too is faster than his best time this morning.

12 min: Allan McNish takes provisional pole with a time of 1:15.759. That is faster than the time he set this morning.

11 min: McNish starts his first timed lap.

10 min: Allan McNish is on the track and so is Mark Webber.

8 min: Alex Yoong sets a time of 1:17.832. That is over a second slower than his best time this morning!

7 min: Alex Yoong starts his first timed lap. 

6 min: Alex Yoong is the first to go out on his first run. 

3 min: Still no cars have come out. 

1 min: With the weather not expected to change much during the session, the cars are not expected to come out anytime soon. Usually the slower cars come out first. 

Session underway 

Barrichello's bad luck continues here in Brazil. This morning he left the pits under the red light and like Takuma Sato, he will lose his best Qualifying time. Qualifying in 2 minutes. 

Track conditions seem to favour the Michelin runners while Michael Schumacher will be running the new F2002 Ferrari. It will be interesting to see how the new Ferrari compares with the Williams and McLaren. Qualifying in 5 minutes. 

The top 4 times from this morning's practice session were quicker than the pole time from last year. Expect the pole time this year to be in the low 1:13's or even lower. Qualifying starts in 10 minutes.

Session starting at 1:00 PM local time. It is mainly sunny with a temperature of 30 degrees. The track temperature is at 43 degrees.

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