GP - 1st Saturday Practice Session
Final Order - Michael Schumacher, Rubens
Barrichello, Kimi Raikkonen, David Coulthard, Felipe Massa and Juan Pablo
Montoya make the top 6.
45 min: Final lap ... Felipe Massa moves into 5th!
44 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Coulthard, Montoya, R Schumacher, Massa, Button, Heidfeld and Panis.
42 min: Felipe Massa takes 7th with a time of 1:14.515
41 min: This means Yoong has to find another 4 tenths to get within 107% of Michael's time!
40 min: Michael Schumacher improves further and is the first driver to go under the 1:13 mark. His time was a 1:12.974!
38 min: Mark Webber doesn't look like he'll set a time this session!
37 min: Rubens Barrichello moves into second with a time of 1:13.503!
36 min: Ralf Schumacher improves his time but remains in 6th with a time of :14.445
35 min: Behind the top 3, it is fairly close with less than a second separating 4th from 13th but Williams surely can still move forward!
34 min: Currently the top 3 are spaced apart with half a second separating each of them.
33 min: Nick Heidfeld takes 8th from his team-mate Massa while Fisichella takes 10th.
32 min: Arrows don't look like taking part in this session which is starting to look very serious for them.
31 min: Nick Heidfeld takes 10th away from Trulli. Webber is the only driver not to set a time.
30 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Raikkonen, Coulthard, Montoya, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Button, Massa, Irvine and Trulli.
30 min: Rubens Barrichello moves into 5th with a time of 1:14.397.
29 min: Michael's time has put Alex Yoong outside the 107%!
28 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 2nd with a time of 1:13.672 while Coulthard takes 3rd with a 1:14.213.
27 min: Michael Schumacher moves to the top of the timesheets with a time of 1:13.201. Stunning!
26 min: Button moves into 3rd with a time of 1:14.581. Michael starts his flyer!
25 min: Michael Schumacher on track. Button on a flyer.
24 min: Jacques Villeneuve moves into 8th with a time of 1:15.475.
23 min: Jarno Trulli takes 4th while Fisichella moves into 5th. No times yet from either Ferrari or McLaren.
22 min: Montoya goes fastest with a time of 1:14.321. Ralf Schumacher improves but his time is only good for second with a 1:14.508.
21 min: Nick Heidfeld moves into 5th just behind Trulli. Fisichella on a flyer.
20 min: Top 10 - R Schumacher, Montoya, Irvine, Trulli, Panis, Salo, McNish, Heidfeld, de la Rosa and Sato.
20 min: And Ralf Schumacher takes the top spot on his second timed lap with a 1:14.682.
19 min: Ralf Schumacher moves into second with a time of 1:14.820.
18 min: And Montoya goes fastest with a time of 1:14.820. Ralf Schumacher about to set a time!
17 min: Juan Pablo Montoya is the first of the top runners to appear on the track.
16 min: Allan McNish moves into second with a time of 1:15.650.
15 min: Pedro de la Rosa moves into 4th with a time of 1:16.880. Webber pits without setting a time.
14 min: Mika Salo moves into second with a time of 1:16.795
13 min: Eddie Irvine tops the timesheets with a time of 1:15.358.
12 min: Alex Yoong improves with a time of 1:18.930
12 min: More drivers join in the action with Webber, the 2 Jaguar's and Salo.
11 min: Takuma Sato improves slightly with a time of 1:16.105.
10 min: Alex Yoong sets a time of 1:21.048.
9 min: Takuma Sato sets the first time of the day with a time of 1:16.191.
8 min: Takuma Sato and Alex Yoong are back on the track.
7 min: It is not looking promising for Arrows!
6 min: Michael Schumacher emerges from the pits for his installation lap.
5 min: All the drivers are back in the pits. Only Michael Schumacher and the 2 Arrows drivers have yet to complete a lap.
3 min: All the drivers who went out at the session start are back into the pits. Coulthard and Barrichello are on the track now.
2 min: More than 14 drivers are already on the track. Neither Arrows driver have gone out yet!
1 min: Takuma Sato is the first to go out on the track followed by a number of drivers on their installation lap. The Arrows team are expected to take part in this session.
The air temperature is expected to peak around 31 degrees around 2 PM today and the track temperature will probably reach the high 40's. The Qualifying session is set to be hot! Session underway!
Yesterday the McLarens (Coulthard and Raikkonen) were fastest ahead of the Ferraris (Schumacher and Barrichello). Ralf Schumacher was 5th while Juan Pablo was 10th. Expect that to change today!. Session starting in 2 minutes
Session starting at 9:00 AM local time. It is sunny with an air temperature of 17 degrees.