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75 GP Wins 2004


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Fastest lap during the session: Michael Schumacher - 1:21.094
Fastest lap during the session in 2001: Michael Schumacher - 1:21.577

Monaco GP - 1st Thursday Practice Session

Final Order: Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, Jarno Trulli, Rubens Barrichello, Heinz Harald Frentzen and Jacques Villeneuve make the top 6.
Panis, Button, Raikkonen, R Schumacher, Irvine, McNish, Massa, Salo, Webber, Montoya, Sato, Heidfeld, Bernoldi, Yoong, de la Rosa and Fisichella make the rest of the field.

60 min: Barrichello improves into 4th, Villeneuve jumps to 6th.

60 min: Session over, final lap for those on the track.

59 min: Frentzen takes 4th with a time of 1:22.266 but is over a second off the pace.

58 min: McNish takes 10th back from his team-mate. 

57 min: Trulli improves again but stays in 3rd with a time of 1:22.323. 

55 min: Rubens Barrichello is on a flying lap. Trulli improves in 3rd with a time of 1:22.480. 

53 min: Michael Schumacher moves to the top of the timesheets with a time of 1:21.94. McNish takes 10th from his team-mate Salo. 

51 min: No improvements in the top 10 at this stage but Michael is back on the track. 

49 min: Frentzen takes 12th with a time of 1:24.505. 

48 min: Irvine improves into 13th with a time of 1:24.576. 

46 min: The 2 Saubers have improves slightly with Heidfeld and Massa in 15th and 16th. 

44 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, Trulli, Barrichello, Panis, Button, Raikkonen, R Schumacher, Villeneuve, M Schumacher and Salo. 

43 min: Webber improves to 11th with a time of 1:1:24.488. His team-mate Yoong is in 21st with a time of 1:27.606. 

42 min: David Coulthard improves in 1st and sets a time of 1:21.388. His time is faster than the best time set during this session last year. 

41 min: Villeneuve improves and takes 8th with a time of 1:23.342. The top 7 are within 0.5 seconds! 

40 min: Sauber appear to be struggling at this early stage of the event. Heidfeld is in 17th and Massa in 18th. 

39 min: Montoya takes 10th with a time of 1:24.532. 

38 min: Jarno Trulli jumps into 2nd while Barrichello moves into 3rd. Salo is up in 9th. 

37 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, Panis, Button, Raikkonen, R Schumacher, Barrichello, M Schumacher, Trulli, Irvine, and McNish. 

36 min: Barrichello improves to 6th with a time of 1:23.249. 

35 min: Button improves again taking 3rd with a time of 1:22.864. Fisichella seems to be having problems. He has covered only 3 laps and is down in 22nd. 

34 min: And Button takes 4th from Michael with a time of 1:23.310. Barrichello's first time is good for 8th place. 

33 min: Panis continues to improve. Up in second with a time of 1:22.711. Strong showing from the BAR! 

32 min: Michael Schumacher improves his time and is now back in 4th. He is over a second slower than Coulthard. Barrichello on track. 

31 min: Olivier Panis moves into 3rd with a time of 1:23.506 

30 min: Michael Schumacher moves into 4th with a time of 1:24.039. 

29 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, Raikkonen, R Schumacher, Button, Trulli, Irvine, Panis, Villeneuve, Montoya and Webber!. Only 2 Bridgestone runners in the top 10!

28 min: Raikkonen crashes!. Not good. Session over for him.

27 min: Michael Schumacher on track. Webber is in 9th with a time of 1:26.171.

26 min: David Coulthard moves to the top of the timesheets with a time of 1:22.512. Raikkonen improves and takes second with a 1:22.904. McLaren look to be strong.

25 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 3rd with a time of 1:24.767. Only the Ferrari's have yet to appear on the track.

24 min: de la Rosa makes a mistake and crashes his car!. That was a costly mistake. Session over for him. He was in 10th place!

23 min: Ralf Schumacher moves back in 1st with a time of 1:23.705. The times continue to drop!

22 min: Montoya moves into 7th with a time of 1:27.532.

21 min: Top 10 - Button, R Schumacher, Irvine, Villeneuve, Panis, de la Rosa, Salo, McNish, Webber and Bernoldi.

20 min: Only to be bettered by Jenson Button with a 1:24.083! Montoya on track.

19 min: But Ralf Schumacher takes 1st place away with a time of 1:25.235.

18 min: Irvine moves to the top of the timesheets with a time of 1:26.763. He is traditionally strong on this track. Button moves into second.

17 min: Panis moves into 1st with a time of 1:28.265. More drivers join in including Ralf Schumacher.

16 min: McNish improves again and sets a time under the 1:30 mark. Button and Trulli are on the track. The Renaults are expected to be strong here.

15 min: Allan McNish improves in 1st with a time of 1:31.288. Villeneuve in second with a 1:32.175. Yoong and Irvine on track.

14 min: Massa sets a time of 1:40.423 while Panis sets a 1:46.538. The times are slow as the drivers exercise caution on the half damp track.

13 min: Allan McNish improves with a time of 1:32.110.

12 min: Villeneuve improves with a 1:41.900. Massa on the track as well.

10 min: Villeneuve sets a time of 2:02.114 while Allan McNish sets a 1:47.324. Panis on track.

8 min: Allan McNish follows. Only the 2 Ferraris have yet to complete an installation lap.

7 min: Jacques Villeneuve is the first out on a flying lap.

4 min: Kimi Raikkonen is now on the track for his installation lap. He has been very unfortunate so far this season retiring with technical problems in the last 5 races.

2 min: Most of the cars are now back in the pits.

1 min: Most of the cars are now on the track for their installation lap. The track should be dry shortly.

Session underway - Webber is the first out on the track. The track is a bit damp from rain earlier and the teams are expected to run intermediate tyres until the track is totally dry.

Qualifying is more important here than at any other track as overtaking is nearly impossible. Most of the teams will be trying to optimise their Qualifying setup from today. Session starting in 2 minutes.

Session  starting at 11:00 AM local time. It is mostly cloudy with a temperature of 20 degrees.

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