Juan Pablo Montoya
Merchandise UK


Main Japanese GP Page
NewsOnF1 Home

Fastest lap of the session: Michael Schumacher - 1:32.978 
Fastest lap of the session in 2001: Ralf Schumacher - 1:33.969 

Japanese GP - 2nd Saturday Practice session:

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

45 min: Webber stops on the track. Yellow flags. We won't have any improvements in the final minute.

45 min: Takuma Sato takes 8th from Button. 

44 min: Jenson Button moves into 8th with a 1:34.723.

44 min: Neither Ferrari has improved this session though. Were they running qualifying trim in the first session. If that is the case then we may have a close fight this afternoon.

43 min: David Coulthard moves into 5th with a time of 1:33.636. The top 6 are all now within 0.71 seconds. That is pretty close.

42 min: Giancarlo Fisichella moves into 9th with a time of 1:34.879. Coulthard on the track now.

41 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Raikkonen, Montoya, Barrichello, Coulthard, Irvine, Massa, Heidfeld and Villeneuve.

39 min: Eddie Irvine takes 7th with a time of 1:34.544. Michael hasn't improved his time.

38 min: Nick Heidfeld moves into 8th with a 1:34.933 still behind Massa though!

37 min: Michael Schumacher on the track to respond.

36 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Raikkonen, Montoya, Barrichello, Coulthard, Massa, Villeneuve, Trulli, and Irvine.

35 min: Mark Webber moves into 18th ahead of McNish!.

34 min: Ralf Schumacher takes second with a time of 1:33.233. Raikkonen moves into 3rd with a time of 1:33.290.

33 min: But Massa takes 7th away with a time of 1:34.743.

32 min: Villeneuve move into 7th with a time of 1:35.280.

31 min: Indeed he moves into second with a time of 1:33.525. Still over half a second off Michael's time.

30 min: Montoya on a fast lap!

29 min: More drivers join in the action now as they start their qualifying simulations. Times should drop in the last 15 minutes of the session.

28 min: Alex Yoong improves his time in 20th. He is now under 5 seconds off the pace.

27 min: Yellow flags taken down after removing Panis' car.

26 min: Drivers pits as a result of the yellow flags from Panis' car stopping.

25 min: Olivier Panis slows on the track and parks his car on the grass. Session over.

24 min: Takuma Sato improves marginally and stays in 13th.

23 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Coulthard, Raikkonen, Montoya, Trulli, Irvine, Panis and Fisichella.

22 min: Olivier Panis jumps into 9th with a time of 1:35.538.

21 min: Takuma Sato moves into 12th with a time of 1:35.654.

19 min: Juan Pablo Montoya goes off but recovers. Still no major improvements!

18 min: Alex Yoong improves his time with a 1:38.012. He is now just 5 seconds off the pace in 20th.

17 min: The 2 Williams are back on the track.

16 min: Nick Heidfeld improves his time with a 1:35.980 in 12th. He is still 0.4 seconds behind his team-mate Massa who drives here for the first time!

15 min: Pedro de la Rosa moves into 10th with a time of 1:35.567

13 min: Kimi Raikkonen returns to the track hoping to improve on his time!

11 min: All the top runners are in the pits and none of them have improved.

9 min: Allan McNish is the first to improve. He sets a time of 1:36.640 which puts him in 16th.

7 min: More drivers on the track but there are still no improvements!

5 min: Montoya and Michael Schumacher on the track as well. No improvements so far.

4 min: Allan McNish pits after an installation lap. Ralf Schumacher goes out onto the track.

2 min: Allan McNish is also on the track. He only covered 4 laps in the first session after having an engine problem.

1 min: Mika Salo is the first out on the track. Button and Raikkonen follow

Session underway but no one exits the pits straight away!

In the first session today we saw Ferrari takes the top 2 places with Michael Schumacher setting a stunning time of 1:32.978. Barrichello was over seven tenths behind. Raikkonen who was fastest yesterday couldn't improve on his time from yesterday indicating a light fuel load when he set that time. The session should give us a better idea of how close Williams and McLaren will be to Ferrari. Session starting in 5 minutes.

Session starting at 10:15 AM local time. It is mostly cloudy with an air temperature of 21 degrees.

Michael Schumacher 7 Times World Champion Cap
Michael Schumacher Merchandise

1:18 Scale Ferrari F2004 - Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher
Ferrari F2004

Michael Schumacher Books and Biographies