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Fastest lap of the session: Juan Pablo Montoya - 1:21.319
Fastest lap of the session in 2001: Michael Schumacher - 1:23.178 

Italian GP - 2nd Saturday Practice Session

Final Order: Juan Pablo Montoya, Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Ralf Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard make the top 6.
de la Rosa, Irvine, McNish, Villeneuve, Massa, Heidfeld, Fisichella, Salo, Sato, Panis, Trulli, Button, Yoong and Webber make the rest of the field.

45 min: Final lap ... no improvements at the front. Yoong gets ahead of Webber for 19th!

44 min: Rubens Barrichello moves into 3rd with a time of 1:21.754. He is 0.435 seconds off the pace.

43 min: Jacques Villeneuve moves into 11th with a time of 1:23.223

42 min: Allan McNish moves into 9th with a time of 1:22.967

41 min: Montoya has a minor off but recovers. He decides to return to the pits.

40 min: Rubens Barrichello moves into 8th for his first real time of the day. His time was a 1:22.951

39 min: Jarno Trulli in 16th spins but manages to recover. Both Renaults seem to be struggling today.

39 min: And Villeneuve is back on the track for the last few minutes of the session!

38 min: Eddie Irvine improves in 7th with a time of 1:22.697

37 min: Nick Heidfeld moves into 9th just behind his team-mate.

36 min: Rubens Barrichello returns to the track for a long run.

35 min: Alex Yoong improves his time in 19th with a 1:25.562

34 min: Barrichello is back in the pits. Villeneuve has yet to go out this session.

33 min: Top 10 - Montoya, M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Raikkonen, Coulthard, de la Rosa, Irvine, Massa, Fisichella and Salo.

32 min: Rubens Barrichello has made it back onto the track. This will make things even more interesting!

31 min: Ralf Schumacher is getting closer moving into 3rd with a time of 1:21.764

30 min: Montoya and Michael are evenly matched at this stage of the game, both have covered 21 laps and are separated by just 0.009 seconds. Of course we don't know the fuel loads they have.

29 min: Kimi Raikkonen improves as well moving into 3rd with a time of 1:22.316. He is just under a second off Montoya's time!

28 min: And Montoya delivers and goes fastest with a 1:21.319. This is fascinating stuff!

27 min: Olivier Panis improves in 17th with a time of 1:24.268. Montoya on a flying lap!

26 min: David Coulthard improves in 4th with a time of 1:22.522.

25 min: Montoya is on the track. Following Michael's stunning laps this session Juan Pablo is over 0.8 seconds behind at this stage. Lets see if he can close the gap again!

24 min: Neither Barrichello nor Villeneuve have returned to the track. Time is running out for them!

23 min: Nick Heidfeld improves in 12th with a time of 1:23.640. He is still over 0.4 seconds behind his team-mate Felipe Massa.

22 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Montoya, R Schumacher, Coulthard, de la Rosa, Raikkonen, Irvine, Massa, Sato and Salo.

21 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Montoya, R Schumacher, Coulthard, de la Rosa, Raikkonen, Irvine, Massa, Sato and Salo.

20 min: Michael Schumacher improves again with a time of 1:21.328. Stunning!

19 min: Pedro de la Rosa moves into 5th with a time of 1:22.735

18 min: Michael Schumacher improves in 1st with a time of 1:21.883. Ralf Schumacher improves in 3rd with a 1:22.440.

17 min: Felipe Massa moves into 7th with a time of 1:23.223. Are the current conditions suiting the Bridgestones ?

16 min: Meanwhile Barrichello continues to wait for his car hoping it could be ready before the session is over!

15 min: Several drivers follow

14 min: The yellow flags are taken down and Takuma Sato returns to the track.

12 min: And Jenson Button spins off and goes into the gravel. His session is over. Hi is currently in 15th.

11 min: Not many improvements early in the session.

10 min: Alex Yoong moves into 19th with a time of 1:25.952. Barrichello is now down in 20th but he hasn't really set a competitive time yet today!

9 min: Nick Heidfeld takes 10th from Villeneuve with a 1:23.647

8 min: Allan McNish goes off into the gravel but manages to recover.

7 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Montoya, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Raikkonen, Irvine, de la Rosa, Massa, McNish and Villeneuve.

6 min: Villeneuve who stopped on the track late in the first session will also struggle to make it back onto the track but that depends of course on the problem that forced him to stop.

5 min: Juan Pablo Montoya on the track and so are de la Rosa, McNish and Yoong

4 min: Ralf Schumacher is the first to improve on his time from the 1st session moving into 4th with a time of 1:22.737, still over 0.6 seconds off the pace.

3 min: Barrichello will be hoping to get back on the track this session before qualifying but his mechanics will have to fit a new engine into his car in a very short time.

2 min: Track temperatures are continuing to increase reaching 25 degrees at this stage. This will be a boost for the Michelin runners.

Session underway and Ralf Schumacher is the first back onto the track. He was 5th fastest from the 1st session.

Michael Schumacher was fastest in the first session but Montoya is living up to the expectations and was just fractionally slower. Barrichello suffered a blown engine which is something that we don't usually see happen to a Ferrari. Session starting in 2 minutes

Session starting at 10:15 AM local time. It is sunny with an air temperature of 17 degrees.

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