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2nd Friday Practice Session:
Final Order - Michael Schumacher, Eddie Irvine,
David Coulthard, Kimi Raikkonen, Jacques Villeneuve and Heinz Harald
Frentzen make the top 6.
60 min: Final lap but there won't be any improvements due to the yellow flags.
59 min: No improvements towards the end of the session as the yellow flags (due to the cars stopped on the track) prevent the drivers from setting fast times.
58 min: And Jenson Button stops on the track with a problem. He is in 13th!
57 min: Montoya who was sidelined for most of the session due to a technical problem has returned to the track only to suffer a failure and stop on the track. Session over for him. He is in 16th place.
56 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Irvine, Coulthard, Raikkonen, Villeneuve, Frentzen, Fisichella, Trulli, Heidfeld and R Schumacher.
55 min: Yoong spins and so does Irvine. Both recover though.
54 min: Jarno Trulli spins but recovers.
52 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 7th but Fisichella takes it away seconds later!
50 min: Jenson button improves into 13th with a time of 1:15.548
48 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen moves into 6th with a time of 1:15.136 and ahead of his team-mate.
47 min: David Coulthard takes 3rd from his team-mate with a time of 1:14.919.
46 min: Pedro de la Rosa responds to his team-mate's improvements and moves into 7th with a time of 1:15.304
45 min: Mark Webber moves into 13th with a time of 1:15.629.
44 min: Eddie Irvine improves in second with a time of 1:14.123.
43 min: And Michael Schumacher improves again at the top with a time of 1:13.548.
42 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 3rd with a time of 1:14.986. Michael on a fast lap!
41 min: Allan McNish moves into 11th with a time of 1:15.589.
40 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Irvine, Villeneuve, Heidfeld, R Schumacher, Fisichella, Salo, Frentzen, Trulli and de la Rosa.
38 min: Villeneuve moves back into 3rd with a time of 1:15.035
37 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen moves into 8th with a time of 1:15.541.
35 min: Eddie Irvine jumps into second place with a time of 1:14.935. He is the first driver after Michael to set a time under the 1:15 mark.
34 min: Nick Heidfeld moves into second with a time of 1:15.260. Michael remains over a second faster than anyone else!
33 min: And Fisichella improves again moving into 3rd with a time of 1:15.420.
31 min: Giancarlo Fisichella improves in 5th with a time of 1:15.453.
30 min: Olivier Panis now improves into 15th with a time of 1:15.941. Webber improves into 16th with a time of 1:15.987
29 min: The drivers continue to spin. Both Panis and Button get their turn but both recover.
28 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Salo, Villeneuve, Fisichella, Trulli, de la Rosa, Irvine, Heidfeld and Montoya.
26 min: Alex Yoong spins but manages to recover. He is 19th at the moment and over 3 seconds off the pace.
24 min: Mika Salo moves up into 3rd with a time of 1:15.421.
22 min: Michael Schumacher improves again with a time of 1:14.072. He is now over 1.2 seconds faster than anyone else!
20 min: Michael Schumacher back on the track.
18 min: Not many improvements at this stage although a number of drivers are on the track.
16 min: Nick Heidfeld takes 8th from Montoya with a time of 1:15.592. Frentzen is down in 15th place.
14 min: Juan Pablo Montoya spins but recovered. He is in 8th place at the moment.
13 min: Meanwhile Villeneuve's team-mate Panis moves into 16th with a time of 1:16.030.
12 min: Jacques Villeneuve jumps into 3rd from 16th with a time of 1:15.432. The gaps behind Michael are too small and that is why drivers are jumping up a huge number of places.
10 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, R Schumacher, Fisichella, Trulli, de la Rosa, Irvine, Montoya, Sato, Heidfeld and Coulthard. Rubens Barrichello won't be taking part in this session either as his car can't be repaired in time.
8 min: Michael Schumacher improves in 1st with a time of 1:14.664. The times remain slower than what they were last year which is surprising.
7 min: Mika Salo moves into 13th with a time of 1:15.895. Michael Schumacher on a flyer!
6 min: Michael Schumacher spins but recovers. He is back on the track so Barrichello's crash in the first session isn't due to a major problem with the car.
5 min: Takuma Sato spins off and hits the tyre barrier. His session is over!
4 min: Ralf Schumacher jumps straight into second place from 17th with a time of 1:15.291. Jarno Trulli moves into 4th with a time of 1:15.529
3 min: David Coulthard improves his time in 10th place with a 1:15.766.
2 min: More drivers follow including Sato, Webber, Trulli and Ralf Schumacher.
1 min: Salo and McNish are the first to go out onto the track this session.
Session underway but no cars go out onto the track straight away
Session starting at 1:00 PM local time. It is mainly cloudy with an air temperature of 20 degrees.