GP - 1st Saturday Practice Session
Final order: Michael Schumacher, Rubens
Barrichello, Ralf Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, Nick Heidfeld and Kimi
Raikkonen make the top 6.
45 min: Final lap ... Michael Schumacher improves in first ... stunning lap. Frentzen takes 11th from Panis. Villeneuve improves his time but remains in 16th!
44 min: Nick Heidfeld sets a time of 1:32.758. Good enough for 4th and the 'best of the rest' place!
43 min: Takuma Sato moves into 14th with a time of 1:34.272
42 min: Allan McNish moves into 18th from 21st. Panis takes 11th.
42 min: Rubens Barrichello moves up one place into second with a time of 1:31.598.
41 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Barrichello, Montoya, Raikkonen, Massa, Button, Coulthard, Heidfeld and Trulli.
40 min: 5 minutes remaining and Villeneuve spins but recovers.
39 min: At this stage, it looks like Ferrari and Williams will be fighting for the 2 front rows with McLaren, Sauber and Renault fighting for the next 3 rows.
38 min: Enrique Bernoldi moves up into 13th with a time of 1:34.355. Arrows' look to be stronger here than the Jaguars.
37 min: At the back, it is Yoong with McNish in 21st and Webber in 20th behind Mika Salo.
36 min: All drivers have set times with the exception of Pedro de la Rosa.
35 min: Michael Schumacher goes fastest with a time of 1:31.313. He is 0.372 seconds faster than Ralf Schumacher in second.
34 min: Heidfeld takes 7th from his team-mate while Frentzen takes 10th from Fisichella!.
33 min: So far only Ralf Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello have gone faster than the best time set yesterday.
33 min: Fisichella on his first timed lap takes 10th from his team-mate with a 1:34.251
32 min: Top 10 - R Schumacher, Barrichello, Montoya, Raikkonen, Button, Coulthard, Massa, Trulli, Heidfeld and Sato.
31 min: Michael Schumacher, Giancarlo Fisichella and Pedro de la Rosa have yet to set a time.
30 min: David Coulthard moves into 6th behind Button with a time of 1:32.979.
29 min: Kimi Raikkonen improves and takes 4th back with a 1:32.849.
28 min: And Trulli moves into 5th between Button and Raikkonen.
27 min: But Jenson Button takes it away from him with a 1:32.926.
27 min: Kimi Raikkonen takes 4th with a time of 1:33.352.
26 min: And Trulli and Button are also on the track. They have yet to set times.
25 min: Coulthard and Raikkonen are on the track. They have yet to set times.
24 min: Top 10 - R Schumacher, Barrichello, Montoya, Heidfeld, Sato, Bernoldi, Frentzen, Panis, Villeneuve and Irvine.
23 min: Rubens Barrichello moves into second with a time of 1:31.890.
22 min: Enrique Bernoldi takes 5th from his team-mate while Panis and Villeneuve are now 7th and 8th.
21 min: Nick Heidfeld takes 3rd with a time of 1:33.901 while Frentzen goes 5th with a 1:34.576. Barrichello on track.
21 min: Michael Schumacher spins but recovers. He was fastest at the second sector.
20 min: Michael Schumacher on track now. It will be interesting to see the time he sets now.
19 min: Villeneuve goes 9th with a time of 1:36.032. Team-mate Panis on the track.
18 min: Top 6 - R Schumacher, Montoya, Sato, Irvine, Salo and Webber.
17 min: Juan Pablo Montoya goes second with a time of 1:32.257. Villeneuve on track.
16 min: Eddie Irvine goes third with a time of 1:34.969. Montoya starts his flyer.
15 min: Ralf Schumacher goes fastest with a stunning time of 1:31.685. That is faster than the best time set yesterday!.
14 min: Juan Pablo Montoya on the track. Yesterday the Williams didn't appear competitive compared to the Ferraris and McLarens.
13 min: Takuma Sato goes fastest with a time of 1:34.407. Alex Yoong sets a 1:38.184
12 min: Mark Webber goes second between the 2 Toyotas with a time of 1:35.567. Irvine and Ralf Schumacher join in and so does Alex Yoong.
11 min: Mika Salo goes quicker with a time of 1:35.458. Takuma Sato on the track.
10 min: Allan McNish sets a time of 1:35.640. Almost a second slower than his best time yesterday.
9 min: Mark Webber joins them as McNish starts his first flyer!
8 min: Allan McNish and Mika Salo are the first to go out on the track for a long run.
7 min: No times set yet.
6 min: Michael goes out on the track as Barrichello pits.
5 min: Barrichello and Villeneuve appear on the track. Michael is getting ready to go out as well.
4 min: Only the two Ferraris and Jacques Villeneuve have yet to appear. The rest have completed their installation laps.
2 min: Both practice sessions as well as qualifying are starting 45 minutes earlier to cater for the World Cup Quarterfinal match so it doesn't clash with Qualifying.
1 min: Most of the cars are already on the track.
Session underway and a number of cars go out on their installation laps headed by Takuma Sato.
Session starting at 8:15 AM local time. It is mostly cloudy with a temperature of 16 degrees.
Juan Pablo Montoya
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