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Qualifying Session Report - Results
Michael Schumacher grabs his 4th Pole of the season
and breaks Juan Pablo Montoya's Pole winning streak. Ralf Schumacher responds
to his critics and takes second with Rubens Barrichello in 3rd ahead of Juan
The session started slow as usual. Alex Yoong was the first
out on the track and set his first time in the 8th minute. Takuma Sato set the
second time of the day 15 minutes into the session.
The second run saw Rubens Barrichello take provisional pole
while Michael aborted his run after making a mistake. Ralf Schumacher improved
his time but remained in 3rd while Juan Pablo Montoya moved into 4th.
The top 3 are separated by 0.3 seconds, Montoya is over 0.7
seconds behind while Raikkonen in 5th is over 1.2 seconds behind Michael's
Behind the top 4, the field is very close. Just 1.046 seconds separates Kimi Raikkonen in 5th and Mika Salo in 19th.
In the battle of the team-mates, once again Mark Webber
out-qualified his team-mate Alex Yoong by the biggest of margins - 1.779.
Eddie Irvine managed to qualify 0.544 seconds faster than his team-mate Pedro
de la Rosa while Ralf Schumacher managed to out-qualify his team-mate Juan
Pablo Montoya comprehensively with a margin of 0.538.
It is worth noting that both the Saubers and the Toyotas set faster times in practice than in qualifying.
Olivier Panis (7th) and Takuma Sato (12th) had their best
qualifying positions this season. Michael Schumacher (1st), Ralf Schumacher
(2nd) and Giancarlo Fisichella (6th) equalled their best qualifying positions
Depending on the tyre situation, we could see Ferrari and Williams fighting it out however past races tells us that Williams are too hard on their tyres and Ferrari might once again not have any real competition.
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Race starts at 2:00 PM local time. Our coverage starts at 1:30 PM local time.