GP - 1st Saturday Practice.
Final Order: Barrichello, M Schumacher, Raikkonen, Montoya, Button, R Schumacher, Coulthard, Fisichella, Massa, Heidfeld, Bernoldi, Trulli, Panis, Sato, Villeneuve, Salo, de la Rosa, McNish, Yoong, Irvine, Webber. No Time: Frentzen.
45 min: Jenson Button goes third with a time of 1:37.829!
45 min: Final lap ...
44 min: Sato moves into 13th while Villeneuve moves into 14th. Alex Yoong is in 18th at his home event!
43 min: No improvements at the top.
41 min: Coulthard is on the track and so is Ralf Schumacher.
40 min: 5 minutes to go and Michael Schumacher is fastest ahead of Montoya by 0.516 seconds.
39 min: Mark Webber is struggling here. He is 21st and 6.4 seconds off the pace. He has completed the most number of laps so far with 12.
38 min: Giancarlo Fisichella moves back into the top 10 with a 1:39.428 in 8th.
37 min: Top 10: M Schumacher, Montoya, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Button, Coulthard, Raikkonen, Massa, Heidfeld and Bernoldi.
36 min: Barrichello improves into 3rd with a time of 1:37.874.
35 min: All the drivers have set timed laps with the exception of Frentzen. The Arrows seems to be in problems.
34 min: Michael Schumacher just went fastest and faster than yesterday with a 1:37.288. Barrichello moves into 5th.
33 min: So far, none of the times are faster than the best time yesterday.
32 min: Barrichello on the track as well. Nick Heidfeld moves into 6th with a 1:39.875.
31 min: The 2 Saubers are on the track. Takuma Sato moves into 8th.
31 min: Montoya goes fastest with a time of 1:37.804. Michael Schumacher on the track.
30 min: Montoya and Sato are on the track. Raikkonen improves with a 1:38.752 but remains in 4th.
29 min: Jenson Button impressive as he moves straight into second with a time of 1:38.553. Trulli on the track.
29 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 3rd with a time of 1:39.672 while Bernoldi moves into 4th with a time of 1:40.241.
28 min: Top 10: R Schumacher, Coulthard, Fisichella, Villeneuve, Panis, de la Rosa, McNish, Yoong, Webber, Irvine.
27 min: Ralf Schumacher goes fastest with a time of 1:38.380.
26 min: Fisichella takes second from Villeneuve with a time of 1:40.875. Raikkonen on track.
26 min: Ralf Schumacher on the track.
25 min: Giancarlo Fisichella moves straight into 3rd with a time of 1:41.501.
24 min: Jacques Villeneuve improves to 2nd with a time of 1:41.377. still over 2.5 seconds slower than Coulthard.
23 min: David Coulthard improves in first with a time of 1:38.748.
22 min: Panis moves into 6th with a 1:43.819 while Villeneuve is behind him with a 1:43.841. Fisichella on track.
21 min: Top 6: Coulthard, de la Rosa, McNish, Yoong, Webber and Irvine.
20 min: Pedro de la Rosa improves to 1:42.078. Villeneuve on track.
19 min: David Coulthard goes fastest with a 1:38.881.
18 min: All the runners with timed laps so far are Michelin runners. Panis who is on Bridgestones is on the track now.
17 min: Pedro de la Rosa moves into second with a time of 1:43.543. McNish is 3rd with a 1:43.570.
16 min: David Coulthard on the track
16 min: Alex Yoong goes fastest with a time of 1:43.514.
15 min: Alex Yoong improves with a 1:44.942. Remains in 3rd.
15 min: Mark Webber improves again with a 1:43.719. Allan McNish on track.
14 min: Eddie Irvine goes second with a time of 1:46.036. Pedro de la Rosa on the track. Bernoldi pits.
13 min: Mark Webber improves with a 1:44.358
12 min: Alex Yoong sets a time of 1:46.938. Bernoldi on the track.
11 min: Mark Webber sets the first time of the day with a 1:46.874. Yoong on his flying lap.
10 min: Eddie Irvine is on the track. His team said yesterday that they were treating the practice sessions as test sessions to get to know the car.
9 min: Mark Webber starts his first timed lap.
9 min: His team-mate Alex Yoong follows.
8 min: Mark Webber is the first to go out for a longer run. Lets hope he manages a good number of laps today.
7 min: Rubens Barrichello is now back in the pits.
5 min: Rubens Barrichello is now on the track for his installation lap.
4 min: No flying laps yet. The drivers go back to the pits after the installation lap.
3 min: Kimi Raikkonen is on the track and so is Michael Schumacher.
2 min: More drivers go out including Villeneuve, Coulthard and Massa.
2 min: Webber had a very bad Friday only managing 6 laps in both sessions
1 min: The 2 Minardi's are on the track as well as Panis and Fisichella
Session underway. No cars out yet.
Yesterday Ferrari dominated in the first session and McLaren in the second. As the temperatures are relatively low and the track is still dirty, expect Ferrari to once again look strong along with the rest of the Bridgestone runners. However that could change in the second session and especially during qualifying where the temperature is expected to reach 33 degrees. Session starting in 3 minutes.
Session starting at 9:00 AM local time. Weather is cloudy with the current temperature at 27 degrees.