GP - Warm-up
Final Order - Michael Schumacher, Rubens
Barrichello, Giancarlo Fisichella, Olivier Panis, Takuma Sato and Nick
Heidfeld make the top 6.
30 min: Final lap ... No improvements at the front.
29 min: Takuma Sato moves into 5th with a 1:17.544
28 min: Michael Schumacher moves back to the top with a time of 1:16.726.
27 min: Ralf Schumacher spins but recovers. Michael on a flyer!
27 min: Barrichello moves back to the top of the timesheets with a 1:17.240.
26 min: And Fisichella now goes fastest with a 1:17.290. That pace is took quick, they could be planning a different strategy!
26 min: Olivier Panis goes fastest with a time of 1:17.326. Villeneuve moves into 19th with a 1:19.356.
25 min: Rubens Barrichello goes fastest with a time of 1:17.424, Fisichella goes 3rd with a 1:17.481 while Ralf Schumacher moves into 4th with 1:17.909. Stunning pace from Fisichella!
24 min: Kimi Raikkonen takes 3rd from Montoya with a time of 1:17.963. Webber takes 20th from Villeneuve!
23 min: Felipe Massa is flying, he moves into 4th with a time of 1:18.055. Barrichello improves in second with a time of 1:17.569.
22 min: Mark Webber improves in 21st and just a couple of tenths behind Villeneuve in 20th!
21 min: A spin by Trulli but he recovers. He is 11th fastest at the moment.
21 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Montoya, Fisichella, Sato, Massa, Panis, de la Rosa, Coulthard and Heidfeld.
20 min: And Takuma Sato moves into 5th just behind his team-mate. It certainly looks as if the new Honda units are a big step forward.
19 min: Juan Pablo Montoya takes 3rd away from Fisichella with a time of 1:17.972.
18 min: Giancarlo Fisichella moves into 3rd with a time of 1:18.300. That is over 0.8 seconds off the pace!
17 min: Juan Pablo Montoya is the only driver not to set a time yet. He is on the track now.
16 min: Rubens Barrichello goes fastest only for Michael to take it back. Michael's new time is a 1:17.462.
15 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen spins into the gravel but manages to keep going. He is 16th fastest at the moment.
15 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Massa, Fisichella, Panis, de la Rosa, Coulthard, Heidfeld, R Schumacher and Raikkonen.
14 min: Michael Schumacher goes fastest with a time of 1:17.774 and Barrichello moves into second with a 1:18.417.
13 min: Massa improves in 1st with a time of 1:18.439 while Panis moves into second with a 1:18.798. Michael Schumacher on a flyer!
12 min: Coulthard takes second with a time of 1:18.946 while Ralf improves his time and moves into 3rd with a 1:19.143.
11 min: Felipe Massa goes fastest with a time of 1:18.705. Raikkonen moves into second with a 1:19.157
10 min: Olivier Panis goes fastest with a time of 1:19.942. Massa on a flyer!
9 min: Takuma Sato betters that with a 1:20.024. Enrique Bernoldi goes 3rd with a 1:20.167
8 min: Ralf Schumacher is the first to set a time today. A 1:20.158.
7 min: Those with spare cars have pitted now and number of drivers will now start their long runs.
5 min: Michael Schumacher pits on his second lap. Several drivers are on the track in their spare cars.
5 min: Barrichello takes the spare car as it is allocated to him for the rest of the season now that Michael has won the drivers title.
4 min: Michael stays out for a second lap.
3 min: Those with spare cars allocated to them will give them a shakedown as well.
2 min: 21 cars are taking part today after Alex Yoong failed to qualify yesterday for the 3rd time this season raising doubts about his future in F1. Michael on track.
1 min: All the drivers are on the track now except for Michael Schumacher.
Session underway and a long stream of cars goes onto the track headed by Takuma Sato.
It is already warm today and the temperatures are expected to reach 28 degrees around 2 PM this afternoon when the race starts. That will make things very interesting. Session starting in 2 minutes
Session starting at 9:30 AM local time. It is sunny with an air temperature of 22 degrees.
Juan Pablo Montoya
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