GP - 2nd Saturday Practice Session
Final Order - Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen,
David Coulthard, Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button and Juan Pablo Montoya
make the top 6.
45 min: Final lap ... Massa improves his time in 12th!
43 min: Villeneuve improves but remains in 15th!
42 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Raikkonen, Coulthard, Barrichello, Button, Montoya, R Schumacher, Irvine, Heidfeld and Trulli.
41 min: The Michelins are on the attack again. Just 3 Bridgestone runners in the top 10.
40 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 9th. The Arrows have done an installation lap only!
39 min: Coulthard moves into 3rd with a 1:13.249 while Button takes 5th with a 1:13.553.
38 min: And he moves into second with a time of 1:12.995. Just 0.021 behind Michael!
37 min: Kimi Raikkonen on a flyer!
36 min: Nick Heidfeld moves into 7th with a time of 1:14.108. Still a few Bridgestone runners are improving!
35 min: Frentzen and Bernoldi are on the track! This must be a very tough time for Walkinshaw and his team.
34 min: Ralf Schumacher moves back into 5th with a time of 1:13.728
33 min: Michael Schumacher pits without improving.
31 min: It looks as if Arrows will have a practice run this session in preparation for Qualifying!
30 min: And Juan Pablo Montoya moves into 3rd with a time of 1:13.633.
29 min: Ralf Schumacher moves into 5th with a time of 1:13.986.
28 min: Michael Schumacher spins but manages to keep it going. Ralf fast!
27 min: Jacques Villeneuve improves his time with a 1:15.139 but remains in 16th.
25 min: Irvine, Trulli and the 2 Ferraris are already on the track. 20 minutes to go.
25 min: Giancarlo Fisichella is taken to hospital for a scan.
24 min: Session restarted.
24 min: Session stopped - Recapping the top 10 - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Button, Coulthard, Trulli, Massa, Montoya, R Schumacher and Sato.
24 min: Session stopped - Restarting shortly.
24 min: Session stopped - Tyre wall has to be repaired before the session is re-started.
24 min: Session stopped - Fisichella has been taken to the medical centre for a checkup.
24 min: Session stopped - Fisichella lost his front wing and lost control of the car which went through the gravel trap and hit the tyre wall.
24 min: Giancarlo Fisichella crashes his Jordan and the session is stopped!. He is OK.
22 min: But he fails to improve.
21 min: Barrichello on the track and is fast!
20 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Button, Coulthard, Trulli, Massa, Montoya, R Schumacher and Sato.
20 min: Good to see Yoong respond to Webber's challenge. He has improved by over a second, still in 20th but with a time of 1:17.207. Under a second slower than his team-mate!
19 min: And Button responds to Trulli by going 4th with a time of 1:13.928.
18 min: Mark Webber improves in 19th with a time of 1:16.232. Button on a flyer!
17 min: Jarno Trulli moves up into 5th with a time of 1:14.284. It looks like the Michelins are starting to work better than the Bridgestones!
16 min: Pedro de la Rosa moves into 11 with a time of 1:14.716. Trulli on a hot lap!
14 min: Mark Webber moves into 19th with a time of 1:16.626. That is almost 1.8 seconds ahead of his team-mate Yoong on his first timed lap for the day!
13 min: Jacques Villeneuve is the first driver to improve this session. He remains in 15th with a time of 1:15.288.
12 min: Mark Webber is back on the track. He failed to set a time in the 1st session.
10 min: Top 10 remains from the 1st session - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Coulthard, Massa, Montoya, R Schumacher, Button, Heidfeld and Panis.
9 min: But he fails to improve.
8 min: Michael Schumacher sets the fastest first sector time.
7 min: Michael Schumacher on track.
5 min: No improvements yet!
3 min: More drivers emerge onto the track including the 2 Toyotas and the 2 Renaults.
1 min: Juan Pablo Montoya also goes out on the track. He was 6th in the first session while Ralf was 7th.
Session underway and Ralf Schumacher is the first driver to go out on the track.
Session starting at 10:15 AM local time. It is sunny with an air temperature of 21 degrees.