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.