GP - 1st Saturday Practice
Session starts with several cars are out on the track, obviously trying to take advantage of the coolest weather of the day.
2 min: Everybody back in except for Jacques Villeneuve and Jenson Button - Fernando Alonso blows the Minardi engine on the way back in
4 min: Rubens Barrichello is out on the track.
6 min: Eddie Irvine is out on the track.
8 min: Gaston Mazzacane out on the track.
10 min: Again Jos Verstappen is fastest in the early part of the session 1:32.645
12 min: Eddie Irvine puts in a fast lap and Jos Verstappen goes faster again.
15 min: Juan Pablo Montoya is flying - recording top speeds of over 300 km/H.
17 min: Jos Verstappen (1:31.600) still getting the performance out of the Arrows, still fastest in the session so far
18 min: Juan Pablo Montoya flies again - fastest with 1:31.120
19 min: Jos Verstappen in the pits - Nick Heidfeld fastest
20 min: Michael Schumacher is struggling to get any where near decent times out of the car
21 min: Now Michael Schumacher gets it right with a stunning 1:28.665
23 min: Rubens Barrichello suffers a blown engine as he exits the pitlane and retires.
25 min: Michael Schumacher is back in the pits. The two McLarens are trying in second and third but cant match his time .... yet
26 min: Jenson Button breaks down on his way into the pits
27 min: Jos Verstappen's session ends - he is parked on the grass
29 min: With only 15 minutes remaining most cars are in the pits or parked - Olivier Panis out on the track is trying hard.
32 min: Enrique Bernoldi does 310 km/H!
34 min: Nick Heidfeld spins damaging his front wing
36 min: Michael Schumacher still fastest, followed by David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen
37 min: Jacques Villeneuve is 3rd fastest
40 min: Michael Schumacher goes even faster taking almost 1/2 second of his previous best time
42 min: Heinz Harald Frentzen spins and stops - yellow flags are out
Session ends with Michael Schumacher fastest ahead of David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen.