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Australian GP - 1st Friday Practice

Session started with mild weather conditions

1 min: Enrique Bernoldi in the Arrows is the first to exit the pits and most other cars follow on their installation lap.

5 min: Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button out. Large number of cars on the track.

10 min: Most cars return to the track following the necessary adjustments.

15 min: Jos Verstappen sets the fastest time of 1.35.160

16 min: Jarno Trulli and Eddie Irvine out.

18 min: Olivier Panis sets the fastest time of 1.34.910

23 min: Michael Schumacher sets the fastest time of 1.30.747

26 min: Jacques Villeneuve drives slowly into the pit lane with a transmission problem.

30 min: Juan Pablo Montoya out

34 min: Jean Alesi back in the pits with mechanical problems.

35 min: Mika Hakkinen goes fastest with a time of 1.30.081

43 min: Jos Verstappen and Ralf Schumacher in the pits

47 min: Jenson Button in the pits. Alesi still not out.

50 min: Michael Schumacher goes fastest again with a time of 1.29.777.

51 min: Michael Schumacher in the pits

55 min: Rubens Barrichello sets the fastest time of the session with a time of 1.29.056

Session ends with Rubens Barrichello fastest ahead of Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen. David Coulthard, Ralf Schumacher and Jos Verstappen make the top 6.