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75 GP Wins 2004


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Pole time : Juan Pablo Montoya - 1:29.906 (Modified Track)
Pole time in 2001: Michael Schumacher - 1:14.960

European GP - Qualifying Session

Juan Pablo Montoya grabs his 3rd Pole position in a row just 0.009 seconds ahead of Ralf Schumacher. Michael Schumacher was 3rd ahead of Rubens Barrichello, David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen.
Trulli, Button, Heidfeld, Salo, Massa, Panis, McNish, Sato, Frentzen, de la Rosa, Irvine, Fisichella, Villeneuve, Webber, Bernoldi and Yoong make the rest of the field.

60 min: Michael Schumacher quick in the second sector! but makes a mistake on his last sector and remains in 3rd!. His time was a 1:30.035. No improvement for Barrichello.

60 min: Montoya won't improve. Michael starts his flyer! 

59 min: Those with a run left are on the track! 

58 min: Nick Heidfeld moves into 9th with a time of 1:31.211. 

57 min: Montoya starts his final run. Felipe Massa moves to 11th on his last run. 

56 min: Ralf Schumacher fails to improve. He remains in second. He has a run left but it is unlikely that he'll have the time to make it! 

55 min: Ralf Schumacher is slower in the first sector. 

55 min: Mark Webber and Felipe Massa start their final runs! 

54 min: Ralf Schumacher back on track. This is his 3rd run. 

53 min: Most drivers have a run to go with 7 minutes to go! 

52 min: Barrichello improves his time but remains behind Michael in 4th with a time of 1:30.387 

51 min: Barrichello on his second run. 

51 min: Jarno Trulli improves into 7th and moves ahead of his team-mate Jenson Button with a 1:30.927. 

50 min: At the back, Webber is in 20th after 3 runs while Bernoldi is 21st and Yoong in 22nd. 

49 min: David Coulthard moves into 5th with a time of 1:30.550. He is not too far from Barrichello! 

48 min: Top 10 - Montoya, R Schumacher, M Schumacher, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Button, Coulthard, Trulli, Salo and Heidfeld. 

47 min: Montoya takes provisional pole by 0.009 seconds with a time of 1:29.906! 

46 min: Michael Schumacher moves up into second with a 1:30.217. Montoya flying! 

45 min: He is slower than Ralf in the first sector but quick in the second! 

44 min: Michael Schumacher starts his flying lap. He is pushing hard and locks up at the first corner. 

44 min: Juan Pablo Montoya on the track as well for his third run. 

43 min: Michael Schumacher on the track for his second run. 

42 min: Rubens Barrichello improves but remains in second and over half a second behind Ralf! 

41 min: All drivers except Rubens and Michael have done two runs so far. 

41 min: Trulli moves into 7th with a 1:31.354. Barrichello returns to the track. 

40 min: Ralf Schumacher improves in 1st with a time of 1:29.915! 

40 min: Ralf Schumacher starts his second flying lap and is quickest at sector 1! 

39 min: David Coulthard improves but remains in 6th. 

39 min: Ralf Schumacher back on the track for his second run. Villeneuve improves to 16th sandwiched between the 2 Jordans. 

38 min: Top 10 - R Schumacher, Barrichello, Montoya, Raikkonen, Coulthard, Salo, M Schumacher, Trulli and Heidfeld. 

37 min: Juan Pablo Montoya moves into 3rd with a time of 1:30.778. 

36 min: Michael Schumacher only manages 7th with a 1:31.422. 

36 min: Montoya starts his second run!

35 min: Michael Schumacher in the spare starts his first flying lap of the day.

34 min: Kimi Raikkonen makes a mistake on his second run. He remains in 3rd.

33 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen jumps into 9th with a time of 1:32.440

32 min: Mark Webber is in 16th with a time of 1:33.261.

31 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 7th splitting the 2 Toyotas.

30 min: Michael Schumacher switches to the spare car! He is the only driver not to set a time yet!

29 min: Rubens Barrichello moves into second with a 1:30.639. Michael Schumacher returns to the pits without setting a time!

28 min: Barrichello on a timed lap, he is quick but not quicker than Ralf at the second sector.

27 min: Top 10 - R Schumacher, Raikkonen, Button, Coulthard, Salo, McNish, Heidfeld, Montoya, Massa and Panis.

26 min: Ralf Schumacher goes fastest with a time of 1:30.560. Button goes third with a 1:31.136. Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello are on the track now. It is all happening!

25 min: Juan Pablo Montoya moves into 4th with a time of 1:32.460. He had a slow first sector. Ralf fast!

24 min: David Coulthard goes second with a time of 1:31.306. Mika Salo fast!

23 min: David Coulthard starts his flyer while the Williams are on the track for their first runs!

22 min: Allan McNish takes second with a 1:32.175. That is also faster than his best this morning.

22 min: Felipe Massa goes second with a 1:32.491 while Frentzen takes 3rd and Bernoldi takes 5th.

21 min: Kimi Raikkonen goes fastest with a time of 1:31.069. That is better than his best this morning.

20 min: Villeneuve goes fastest with a time of 1:33.722. Also slower than this his best this morning.

19 min: Villeneuve starts his flyer. Felipe Massa and Allan McNish join in.

18 min: Bernoldi, Raikkonen and Frentzen follow. The first wave of cars is coming out!

17 min: Jacques Villeneuve is the second man to go out on the track.

16 min: Alex Yoong pits. No other driver on the track.

14 min: Alex Yoong sets the first time of the session with a 1:35.804. That is slower than his best time from the morning!

12 min: Alex Yoong starts his flyer!

11 min: Alex Yoong is the first driver to go out onto the track.

9 min: Honda will be using their latest specification engines for qualifying here. The engine though is not reliable enough for a race distance.

7 min: Still no driver has gone out.

6 min: Pedro de la Rosa had two bad practice sessions only managing a single flying lap. No doubt his qualifying performance will be affected by this.

4 min: During the final practice session, Minardi's Mark Webber managed to set the 14th fastest time. It will be interesting to see if he maintains that sort of position on the grid.

2 min: No cars out yet!

Session underway!

Lap times this year cannot be compared to last year as the track has been heavily modified resulting in an increase in the length of the track by over 500 meters. Session stating in 1 minute.

So far this weekend Ferrari and Michael Schumacher in particular look very strong. Williams have shown at times quick laps so we may yet again see a fight for the 2 front rows between those two teams. McLaren, Renault and Sauber have also shown good pace so they might have a chance too. Session stating in 3 minutes.

Qualifying for the European Grand Prix has been brought forward by 45 minutes in order not to clash with the World Cup Quarterfinal match between Senegal and Turkey. Qualifying should end 15 minutes prior to kick-off. That is unless the session is interrupted by red flags. Session stating in 5 minutes.

Session starting at 12:15 PM local time. It is partly cloudy with a temperature of 22 degrees.

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