GP - Qualifying
Final Order: Juan Pablo Montoya, Michael
Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Kimi Raikkonen and Eddie
Irvine make the top 6.
60 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 11th with a time of 1:22.383
60 min: Eddie Irvine improves in 6th and he will start ahead of the McLaren of David Coulthard!
60 min: Montoya isn't too fast and neither is Ralf ... Montoya pits while Ralf doesn't improve.
59 min: Montoya starts his final flying lap ... and so does Ralf
58 min: Session restarted and Montoya is the first out on the track. Ralf follows him.
57 min: Session stopped! The accident appears to be Raikkonen's fault as he was on his outlap while Sato was on a flying lap. Raikkonen should have given Sato room but instead he didn't see him and drove him off the track!
57 min: Session stopped! No, it looks like Sato and Raikkonen have crashed sideways and both ended up hitting the barriers. Both drivers are OK
57 min: Session stopped! Raikkonen off!
56 min: de la Rosa, Villeneuve, Salo, McNish and Massa have completed their allowed laps.
55 min: Both Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello have completed their allowed 12 laps. Both Montoya and Ralf have another run to go.
54 min: And Michael Schumacher moves into second with a time of 1:20.521.
53 min: Rubens Barrichello moves into 3rd ahead of Michael with a 1:20.706. Michael goes for a 3rd timed lap!
52 min: Michael Schumacher slows down and won't improve.
51 min: Michael Schumacher remains in 3rd and 0.454 off the pole time but is on a second flyer!
50 min: Montoya grabs provisional pole with a time of 1:20.264. Michael is fast on his flyer though!
49 min: Montoya on his 3rd flyer ... Michael and Barrichello on the track too!
48 min: Eddie Irvine takes 6th from Coulthard with a 1:21.723
47 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 13th with a time of 1:22.576
46 min: Ralf Schumacher not improving on his 3rd run... he ends up 0.226 off his best time.
45 min: Kimi Raikkonen improves in 5th with a time of 1:21.163
44 min: David Coulthard jumps into 6th with a time of 1:21.803. Ralf Schumacher back on the track.
43 min: Villeneuve improves in 8th with a 1:22.126. Barrichello aborts his second flyer!
42 min: Barrichello improves on his 1st flyer but remains in 4th.
41 min: Top 10 - R Schumacher, Montoya, M Schumacher, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Irvine, de la Rosa, Villeneuve, Coulthard and Salo.
40 min: Eddie Irvine takes 6th with a time of 1:21.811. Barrichello on the track.
40 min: And Juan Pablo Montoya moves into second with a time of 1:20.715.
39 min: Michael pits!. Montoya now on his second run.
38 min: But Ralf Schumacher takes provisional pole away from Michael with a 1:20.542!. Michael is still on his second flyer though!
37 min: Michael Schumacher fastest at the second sector ... and improves in 1st with a 1:20.730
36 min: Michael Schumacher is back for his second run.
35 min: Kimi Raikkonen takes 5th with a 1:21.714. Button moves into 14th with a 1:22.769
34 min: de la Rosa in 5th is back for his second run and so is Raikkonen.
33 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Montoya, Barrichello, R Schumacher, de la Rosa, Villeneuve, Irvine, Coulthard, Raikkonen and Fisichella.
32 min: Rubens Barrichello moves into 3rd with a 1:22.225. All the drivers have set times now.
31 min: And Villeneuve improves to 5th on his second timed lap with a 1:22.142!
30 min: Fisichella moves into 7th with a 1:22.570, he made 2 timed laps.
29 min: Jacques Villeneuve moves into 9th with a time of 1:22.655
28 min: Mark Webber is on his second run. Barrichello aborted his run.
27 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Montoya, R Schumacher, de la Rosa, Irvine, Raikkonen, Heidfeld, McNish, Salo and Panis. Barrichello, Villeneuve, Trulli, Fisichella and Sato have yet to set times.
26 min: Michael Schumacher takes provisional pole with a 1:21.016. It seems Ferrari are opting for a 2 fast laps per run limiting their runs to 3 instead of the usual 4.
25 min: Ralf Schumacher moves into second with a 1:21.365. Michael fast!
24 min: Montoya goes fastest with a 1:21.162. Michael Schumacher is 5th but continues for a second timed lap!
23 min: Raikkonen sets a 1:22.530, Coulthard sets a 1:23.564, Yoong sets a 1:25.495
22 min: 11 cars are on flying laps!
21 min: And Barrichello and Yoong and Michael and Montoya and McNish.... Probably the whole lot will go out this minute!
21 min: Kimi Raikkonen finally appears on the track and David Coulthard follows.
19 min: The longer the drivers take to make their first run the bigger the chance to run into traffic.
17 min: The drivers are now getting ready to go out. There will be a rush of cars on the track very soon!
15 min: Only Mark Webber has set a time so far this session.
13 min: Track temperature is at 32 degrees. Air temperature at 21 degrees!
12 min: Webber pits and the track is quiet again!
10 min: Mark Webber sets the first time of the session with a 1:24.960 which is faster than his best time this morning.
9 min: Mark Webber starts his first flying lap of the session.
8 min: Mark Webber is the first to go out onto the track for his first run.
7 min: Alex Yoong has been the closest ever to his team-mate Mark Webber this weekend. Yoong has raced here last year while Webber hasn't, also he was forced to take a 2 race break due to his poor performance.
6 min: No cars on the track yet!
5 min: Jaguar have been strong all weekend and they were 7th and 8th following practice today right behind the McLaren. What a turnaround they have made!
3 min: As the weather conditions aren't expected to change dramatically, we don't expect any cars coming out until around 15 minutes into the session.
1 min: Air temperature is up a degree to 20 while the track temperature is up to 29 degrees.
Session underway .... no cars on the track
The track temperature now sits at 28 degrees. Session starting in 2 minutes
Given the very close laps times of Juan Pablo Montoya and Michael Schumacher, we are likely to have a thrilling session this afternoon. Behind those two, expect a close fight between Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher while the McLarens appear set to occupy the 3rd row of the grid. Session starting in 5 minutes
Session starting at 1:00 PM local time. It is sunny with an air temperature of 19 degrees.