GP - Qualifying
Final Order: Michael Schumacher, Rubens
Barrichello, Ralf Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kimi Raikkonen and
Jenson Button make the top 6.
60 min: Jenson Button splits the McLarens and takes 6th. What a session!
60 min: Jarno Trulli takes 9th from 20th!
60 min: Montoya goes into 4th ahead of Raikkonen.
60 min: Ralf Schumacher improves but remains in 3rd. Montoya flying!
59 min: Final run for those who have laps left.
58 min: Villeneuve, de la Rosa and Salo use their allocated laps, they are in 15th, 16th and 17th respectively.
57 min: Heidfeld ends his allocated laps and is in 7th.
56 min: Indeed he takes pole from Rubens with a time of 1:16.364. Stunning time from both Ferraris
56 min: Looks like Michael will take pole ?
55 min: Barrichello improves with a 1:16.690. Michael quicker in the first sector!
55 min: Barrichello quicker in the second sector.
54 min: Barrichello quicker in the first sector. Michael starts his third timed lap.
52 min: Both Ferraris on the track for their 3rd run.
51 min: Frentzen improves his time but remains in 10th place. Trulli is 20th, something is wrong!
50 min: Fisichella improves but remains in 11th and Panis improves but remains in 12th.
49 min: All drivers on the track when the red flag came out get that lap back. Fisichella on track.
48 min: Session resumes
48 min: Red Flag - Current Order - Barrichello, M
Schumacher, R Schumacher, Raikkonen, Coulthard, Button, Heidfeld, Montoya,
Massa, Frentzen, Fisichella, Panis, Bernoldi, de la Rosa, Salo, Villeneuve,
Irvine, Sato, McNish, Trulli, Webber and Yoong.
48 min: Red Flag - This is the second incident involving Minardi today. Yoong managed to keep the car on the track but the wing is in the middle of the track. session will be restarted shortly.
48 min: Alex Yoong loses his front wing. Red flag.
47 min: Juan Pablo Montoya takes 8th with a 1:18.114.
46 min: Michael doesn't improve and remains in second. Raikkonen takes 4th back from Coulthard with a 1:17.591.
45 min: Michael is pushing but makes a small mistake and is 3 tenths behind at the second sector.
45 min: Michael Schumacher slower than Barrichello on first sector.
44 min: Both Montoya and Ralf on track.
44 min: Mika Salo takes 14th ahead of Villeneuve with a 1:18.897
43 min: Eddie Irvine improves into 15th. Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen on the track.
42 min: Top 10 - Barrichello, M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Coulthard, Raikkonen, Button, Heidfeld, Massa, Frentzen and Montoya
41 min: Rubens Barrichello loses time in traffic. He doesn't improve.
40 min: Rubens Barrichello improving on his time in the first sector!
39 min: Rubens Barrichello starts his second flying lap. Yoong sets a 1:21.415. He is safe to qualify.
38 min: Alex Yoong finally makes it. At this stage he needs a time of 1:22.318 to qualify!
37 min: Jenson Button moves into 6th place with a time of 1:17.798. Barrichello back on track.
36 min: David Coulthard on his second runs takes 4th from his team-mate. Frentzen moves into 8th while Panis goes into 11th. Button fast!
35 min: Top 10 - Barrichello, M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Raikkonen, Coulthard, Heidfeld, Massa, Montoya, Fisichella, de la Rosa.
35 min: Heidfeld takes 6th from his team-mate. Button on track.
34 min: Button, Panis and Yoong have yet to set a time.
34 min: Juan Pablo Montoya moves into 8th with a time of 1:18.349.
33 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 4th ahead of Coulthard.
32 min: Michael Schumacher moves into second with a time of 1:17.190. Felipe Massa takes 5th from his team-mate.
31 min: Michael Schumacher slower than Barrichello in the first sector. Montoya on track.
30 min: Michael Schumacher on the track.
29 min: Top 10 - Barrichello, R Schumacher, Coulthard, Heidfeld, Massa, Fisichella, Salo, Bernoldi, Frentzen and Trulli
28 min: Rubens Barrichello takes provisional pole with a 1:16.933. Amazing!
27 min: Ralf Schumacher takes provisional pole with a time of 1:17.355. That is stunning giving their performance over the previous sessions. Barrichello on track.
26 min: Ralf Schumacher on the track and he is surprisingly quick in the first sector.
25 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, Heidfeld, Massa, Salo, Bernoldi, Trulli, de la Rosa, Villeneuve, McNish and Sato.
25 min: David Coulthard takes provisional pole with a time of 1:18.006.
24 min: Nick Heidfeld takes provisional pole with a time of 1:18.198. Coulthard on a flyer.
23 min: Felipe Massa takes provisional pole with a time of 1:18.302. Impressive. Panis goes off but recovers.
22 min: Pedro de la Rosa moves into 3rd with a time of 19.475. Raikkonen on track.
21 min: Pedro de la Rosa starts his flying lap. The 2 Toyotas and the 2 BARs on the track.
20 min: Order so far: Bernoldi - Trulli - Sato and Webber.
19 min: Takuma Sato takes 3rd with a 1:19.714. Several drivers are out on the track.
18 min: Enrique Bernoldi tops the times with a 1:19.026. The Arrows has definitely improved!
18 min: Mark Webber sets a 1:20.861. Slightly better than the morning sessions.
17 min: Bernoldi ahead of Trulli at the second sector.
16 min: Webber and Bernoldi on flyers. Sato on the track.
15 min: Mark Webber and Enrique Bernoldi on the track too. Yoong seems to have a problem and goes back into the pits wasting a lap out of his allowed 12.
14 min: Alex Yoong on track. Back to Trulli, it is odd that he has come out this early in the session.
14 min: Jarno Trulli sets a time of 1:19.168. That is over a second faster than his best this morning!
13 min: Jarno Trulli starts his timed lap.
12 min: Jarno Trulli is the first out on the track. He only managed 17th this morning.
10 min: Still no driver has come out. This is normal here in Spain.
7 min: No cars on the track yet.
5 min: There were a few surprises during practice.
Heidfeld and Frentzen are surprisingly impressive while the 2 Williams and
Jarno Trulli in the Renault were surprisingly disappointing.
3 min: As the weather condition appears stable, we don't expect cars to appear soon. Apart from the back markers of course!
1 min: Rubens Barrichello was fastest this morning. His best time was under 2 tenths of a second faster than Pole time of last year. Nick Heidfeld was second fastest and was very close to Barrichello with Michael Schumacher in 3rd.
Session underway. There are no cars on the track.
Session starting at 1:00 PM local time. It is partly cloudy with an air temperature of 20 degrees.