GP - 2nd Saturday Practice Session:
David Coulthard sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. Heidfeld, Hakkinen, Trulli, R Schumacher, Montoya, Irvine and Fisichella make the top 10.
45 min: No more improvements. Session over.
44 min: Giancarlo Fisichella moves into 10th place with a time of 1:16.513.
43 min: No many improvements. The teams want to conserve their tyres for Qualifying.
42 min: Luciano Burti moves into 18th place with a time of 1:17.992.
40 min: 5 minutes to go. Top 10 - Coulthard, M Schumacher, Barrichello, Heidfeld, Hakkinen, Trulli, R Schumacher, Montoya, Irvine and Raikkonen.
39 min: Nick Heidfeld jumps into 4th ahead of Hakkinen with a time of 1:15.821.
37 min: Jean Alesi moves up into 14th place. Trulli is up in 5th place for comparison.
36 min: Jenson Button finally goes back out on the track and improves to 17th just behind his team-mate Fisichella.
34 min: Kimi Raikkonen improves in 10th place.
32 min: Jarno Trulli takes 5th and is now the best of the rest with a time of 1:16.021. Eddie Irvine moves into the top 10 with a time of 1:16.471. The teams are now testing qualifying trim.
30 min: Fernando Alonso improves again. He is now in 17th place with a time of 1:18.234.
29 min: Both Button and Verstappen are in problems. Button has only covered 1 lap while Verstappen has yet to go out this session. They are in 19th and 21st places respectively.
28 min: Top 10 - Coulthard, M Schumacher, Barrichello, Hakkinen, R Schumacher, Montoya, Heidfeld, Panis, Raikkonen and Trulli.
27 min: Panis improves one place to 8th with a time of 1:16.581.
26 min: Villeneuve moves back to 11th place. Panis, Trulli and Villeneuve are now separated by under 0.2 seconds (9th to 11th)
24 min: Fisichella and Alesi who were inside the top 10 yesterday are currently in 14th and 15th places over 2 seconds off the pace.
22 min: Juan Pablo Montoya improves but remains in 6th place. He is under a second off the pace.
20 min: Kimi Raikkonen improves to 8th place.
18 min: Eddie Irvine improves his time but remains in 15th place. He is struggling here.
17 min: David Coulthard moves to the top pf the timesheets with a time of 1:15.263. Heinz Harald Frentzen puts his Prost in 10th!
16 min: Luciano Burti finally improves and moves into 16th place with a time of 1:18.421.
14 min: Ralf Schumacher pushing too hard spins and loses it. He is stuck in the gravel trap. Session over for him. Juan Pablo Montoya improves again to 6th place.
13 min: Jacques Villeneuve recovers slightly and sets the 11th fastest time. Tarso Marques moves ahead of Luciano Burti and takes 21st place.
12 min: Top 10 - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Hakkinen, R Schumacher, Coulthard, Heidfeld, Montoya, Panis, Trulli and Raikkonen.
11 min: Juan Pablo Montoya also improves to 7th place.
10 min: More grip and a warmer track and Ralf Schumacher moves into 4th with a time of 1:16.033. Rubens Barrichello improves in second place.
9 min: Nick Heidfeld improves his time but remains in 5th as the gap to the top 2 teams is over half a second.
7 min: Michael Schumacher is out on the track and pushing too hard. He goes through the gravel but recovers.
5 min: Luciano Burti improves his time but remains in 21st place. He is clearly struggling here. He struggled at Monaco too this season.
3 min: The fastest time set so far (by Michael Schumacher) is already 2 seconds faster than Pole time of last year. So expect a pole time between 3 and 4 seconds faster than last year!
2 min: Fernando Alonso already improves to 18th place. He is now ahead of the both Arrows and the Prost of Burti!
Session underway and as with the first session, Fernando Alonso is the first to go out on the track.
Session starting at 10:15 AM local time. It is sunny with the air temperature at 27 degrees.