|US GP -
1st Saturday Practice Session:
Final Order - Michael Schumacher, Rubens
Barrichello, David Coulthard, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kimi Raikkonen and Ralf Schumacher
make the top 6.
45 min: Final lap ... no improvements.
44 min: Olivier Panis improves in 15th with a 1:13.327.
44 min: Jarno Trulli moves into 9th with a 1:12.756
43 min: A number of drivers back on the track for their final run for this session.
42 min: Alex Yoong improves in 19th with a 1:14.437.
41 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen moves into 10th with a time of 1:12.965
40 min: 5 minutes remaining in the session.
39 min: Mark Webber moves into 17th with a time of 1:13.547.
38 min: David Coulthard now moves into 3rd with a time of 1:12.182.
37 min: Kimi Raikkonen moves into 4th with a time of 1:12.364. Fisichella moves into 7th.
37 min: Juan Pablo Montoya moves into 3rd with a 1:12.197. He is now under a second off the pace.
36 min: Kimi Raikkonen is back on the track and starts his flyer!
36 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Montoya, Irvine, Button, Salo, Fisichella and Heidfeld.
35 min: Ralf Schumacher moves into 4th ahead of Montoya with a 1:12.382.
34 min: Rubens Barrichello moves into second with a time of 1:11.743. He is getting closer to Michael.
33 min: Eddie Irvine improves again and moves into 5th with a 1:12.640
32 min: Eddie Irvine moves into 6th with a time of 1:12.998. He was second fastest yesterday.
31 min: Just 3 Bridgestone runners in the top 10. Michael in 1st, Barrichello in 4th and Fisichella in 8th.
30 min: Olivier Panis takes 14th with a time of 1:13.376.
29 min: Alex Yoong improves his time in 18th with a 1:14.764. Still over a second slower than his team-mate. That is despite his previous knowledge of the track!
28 min: Only Kimi Raikkonen hasn't set a time yet. Takuma Sato is out of the session and won't set a time.
27 min: Michael Schumacher moves straight to the top of the timesheets with a 1:11.262. Stunning! A whole second faster than anyone else!
26 min: The times remains close with a second separating the top 12. Michael on his first flying lap!
25 min: Coulthard improves in 1st with a 1:12.373. It seems that the current track conditions suites the Michelin runners but we'll need to see Michael's time first!
24 min: Montoya moves into second with a 1:12.521. Michael Schumacher emerges from the pitlane.
24 min: David Coulthard jumps straight into the top spot with a 1:12.505.
23 min: Top 10 - Barrichello, R Schumacher, Montoya, Button, Trulli, Heidfeld, de la Rosa, Irvine, Villeneuve and Salo.
22 min: Barrichello re-take the top spot with a 1:12.546.
21 min: And Ralf Schumacher goes better with a 1:12.645.
20 min: Button jumps into 1st with a 1:13.337 but Barrichello takes it away with a 1:13.184 only for Montoya to go even faster with a 1:12.986.
19 min: Villeneuve moves into 4th with a 1:13.827. More drivers join in the action!
18 min: Allan McNish takes second from Webber with a 1:13.612. The 2 Williams and Barrichello are on the track.
18 min: Alex Yoong improves fractionally. Still 4th (out of 4)
17 min: Panis moves to the top of the timesheets with a 1:13.605. Villeneuve and Trulli both on track.
16 min: Alex Yoong sets a time of 1:15.720 as Panis starts his flyer.
15 min: Allan McNish sets a time of 1:13.727. Panis on the track.
14 min: Alex Yoong joins in too as McNish starts his first flying lap of the day.
13 min: Allan McNish joins in the action. He was 14th fastest yesterday.
12 min: And Mark improves further with a 1:13.635. That is impressive!
11 min: Mark Webber sets the first time of the day. A 1:14.114. That is over a second faster than his time from yesterday!
9 min: Mark Webber is the first to go back onto the track for a long run.
8 min: No action on the track at the moment.
6 min: And Barrichello pits completing a lap for the first time this weekend!
5 min: Michael Schumacher pits.
3 min: All the drivers who went out at the start of the session have returned to the pits with the exception on Sato of course. The 2 Ferraris are on the track now.
2 min: Takuma Sato suffers an engine failure on his installation lap. His session is over! He struggled yesterday in the second practice session too!
Session underway and the cars stream out of the pit lane for their installation lap.
Michael Schumacher set the pace yesterday ahead of a surprise Eddie Irvine. David Coulthard, Kimi Raikkonen, Jacques Villeneuve and Heinz Harald Frentzen made the top 6. Ralf Schumacher was 10th, Juan Pablo Montoya was 16th and Rubens Barrichello failed to complete a single lap due to a crash on his out lap. Session starting in 2 minutes.
Session starting at 9:00 AM local time. It is sunny with an air temperature of 16 degrees.