Marino GP - 2nd Saturday Practice
Session over with Michael Schumacher fastest
ahead of David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello. Nick Heidfeld, Ralf
Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya make the top 6.
45 min: Nick Heidfeld jumps into 4th with a time of 1:23.695.
44 min: Michael Schumacher improves in 1st place with a time of 1:23.046. That is faster than Pole time from last year.
43 min: Kimi Raikkonen doesn't improve. Michael Schumacher on a fast lap.
42 min: Kimi Raikkonen on a fast lap.
41 min: Olivier Panis moves into the top 10 in 9th. Michael Schumacher on the track for a final run.
40 min: Webber moves into 17th with a time of 1:27.022. Alex Yoong is struggling in 22nd and over 6 seconds off the pace!
39 min: Villeneuve moves into 7th and is the best of the rest at this stage. The Canadian always goes well here. Montoya on track with 6 minutes remaining.
38 min: Fisichella goes off and he is out of the car. Barrichello takes 3rd with a 1:23.675.
37 min: Michael Schumacher goes off but recovers. He was improving before losing it.
36 min: Michael Schumacher goes fastest with a time of 1:23.256. That is just under 0.3 seconds faster than Coulthard.
35 min: Michael Schumacher is on the track.
34 min: Villeneuve takes 8th from Frentzen.
33 min: Top 10: Coulthard, M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Montoya, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Heidfeld, Frentzen, Trulli and Fisichella.
32 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 8th just behind Heidfeld.
30 min: The midfield looks set to be very close between Renault, Sauber, the 2 Honda runners and possible even Arrows.
29 min: Nick Heidfeld moves into 7th and the 'best of the rest' position.
28 min: 1.1 seconds separates the top 6 at this stage and they are occupied by the top 3 teams!
25 min: It looks as if the McLarens are string here. But we'll know for sure in qualifying. Button moves into 10th just behind his team-mate Trulli.
24 min: David Coulthard goes fastest with a time of 1:23.550. Ralf Schumacher moves into 3rd with a time of 1:23.944.
23 min: Top 10: M Schumacher, Montoya, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Coulthard, Villeneuve, Trulli, Frentzen, Fisichella and Heidfeld
22 min: Michael Schumacher takes 1st on his second flyer with a time of 1:23.938.
21 min: Barrichello takes 3rd with a time of 1:24.772. Villeneuve takes 6th!
20 min: Raikkonen takes third with a time of 1:25.338. Barrichello fast!
20 min: Michael Schumacher moves into second with a time of 1:24.769.
19 min: Trulli moves into 3rd.
19 min: Michael Schumacher starts his flyer.
18 min: Montoya goes fastest with a time of 1:24.078!
18 min: Montoya is fast!
17 min: Michael Schumacher on the track too for the first time of dry tyres.
17 min: Montoya and Massa are back on the track.
16 min: Nick Heidfeld goes 6th fastest with a time of 1:26.552
15 min: Frentzen goes second with a time of 1:26.046. Michael Schumacher yet to set a time on dry tyres!
15 min: Olivier Panis improves to 7th just behind his team-mate. Frentzen fast!
14 min: Giancarlo Fisichella moves into 4th with a time of 1:26.269. Pedro de la Rosa is in 13th.
13 min: Top 10: Coulthard, Montoya, Trulli, Raikkonen, Villeneuve, Sato, Button, Barrichello, R Schumacher and Panis.
12 min: Villeneuve goes 5th and is the fastest Bridgestone runner.
11 min: No Felipe Massa manages to get going again!
11 min: Felipe Massa goes off and stalls. His session is over and he is in 20th at this stage.
10 min: The times are simply tumbling, Coulthard fastest with a 1:25.438. Montoya retakes second with a 1:26.113 and Trulli in 3rd with a 1:26.243.
9 min: Button takes second away from Montoya only for Raikkonen to take it away from Button!
8 min: Coulthard takes 1st with Montoya moving in second. Both are in the 1:26's
7 min: Jenson Button improves at the top with a 1:27.004. For comparison, pole time last year was a 1:23.054
6 min: Allan McNish moves into 6th with a time of 1:30.057.
5 min: Button goes fastest and Irvine moves into second.
4 min: Takuma Sato goes wide but manages to recover. Button is on a flyer.
3 min: Jarno Trulli goes fastest with a time of 1:29.436. The times should start tumbling now.
1 min: More drivers go out on the track including Button, Irvine and McNish.
Session underway as Jarno Trulli is the first to go out on the track. He only managed 5 laps in the first session.
The weather is expected to remain dry for this session but there is a chance for showers during Qualifying. This session should give us some idea of the performance of the teams. Session starting in 2 minutes
Session starting at 10:15 AM local time. The weather is partly cloudy and the track is dry. The air temperature is 16 degrees and higher than the maximum forecast!.