GP - 2nd Saturday Practice:
The top 6 order remains the same as the 1st session as none of them managed to improve due to the wet conditions on the track. So Michael Schumacher remains fastest heading into qualifying ahead of Heinz Harald Frentzen and Mika Hakkinen. Coulthard, Barrichello, Heidfeld, Trulli, Raikkonen, Panis and R Schumacher make the top 10.
45 min: Panis improves in 9th place just behind Raikkonen while Burti improves in 19th.
45 min: Michael Schumacher sets a 1:32.672. That is over a second slower than his time in the 1st session.
44 min: Mika Hakkinen just did a 1:32.7, we could see some improvements in the last minute!
44 min: A number of drivers are clocking in the 1:34's. All Bridgestone runners though!
43 min: Kimi Raikkonen improves again to 1:34.069 in 8th!
41 min: Kimi Raikkonen manages to improve with a time of 1:35.090. He is in 11th
40 min: Hakkinen sets a 1:35.1. Most cars are on the track.
39 min: 6 minutes remaining and more drivers are appearing on the track to do some final checks before qualifying.
38 min: Juan Pablo Montoya goes out on the track to check the conditions. Alonso stalls, the 2 Minardis are out of the session.
37 min: Jacques Villeneuve is trying too hard, he spins and ends up in the gravel!. Session over for him!
35 min: Jacques Villeneuve improves yet again with a time of 1:35.690 and takes 15th!. We could start seeing some improvements from the other drivers as the dry line is forming
34 min: Jacques Villeneuve goes even faster with a time of 1:37.489. He is trying hard to make up some of the lost time but he needs to be careful not to spin!!
33 min: Jacques Villeneuve sets a time of 1:41.311 and moves ahead of Irvine to take 21st place!
32 min: Nick Heidfeld loses it but manages to keep it going and recovers! Villeneuve starts his first flyer!
30 min: 15 minutes to go and the top 10 are the same from the first session with M Schumacher ahead of Frentzen and Hakkinen. Coulthard, Barrichello, Heidfeld, Trulli, R Schumacher, Panis and Montoya make the top 10.
29 min: Jarno Trulli sets the best time of the session so far with a 1:37.9
28 min: Jacques Villeneuve is on the track finally. Coulthard joins him!
27 min: Jenson Button spins but recovers!
27 min: Eddie Irvine also struggled during the first session and only managed 7 laps. He has yet to come out this session!.
25 min: 20 minutes remaining in the session and Villeneuve has yet to complete a lap. He is in the garage as his mechanics continue working on his car!. Jenson Button is the only driver on the track at this stage.
21 min: Kimi Raikkonen seems to struggle in the wet compared to his team-mate. He is around 1.5 seconds behind.
19 min: Nick Heidfeld just set a time of 1:38.8, that is the fastest this session so far but way off the pace from the 1st session. A dry line is starting to form in some parts of the track but more cars are needs so the line doesn't disappear!
17 min: Only Frentzen, Trulli and Heidfeld have completed laps with relatively competitive lap times (in the 1:40's)
15 min: Mika Hakkinen goes out on the track. No improvements at this stage.
13 min: Jacques Villeneuve who didn't set a timed lap in the first session has not gone out yet!
11 min: Jarno Trulli decides to start a flying lap while several other drivers head back to the pits as the track is too wet!
9 min: Pedro de la Rosa and Heinz Harald Frentzen join them. The times are not expected to improve from the 1st session yet.
8 min: Only a few cars have gone out on the track. There is so much water!. Nick Heidfeld and Jarno Trulli are on the track.
6 min: Fernando Alonso is on the track. He was impressive in the first session getting as high as 11th at one stage.
4 min: Tarso Marques goes off and his session is over!
2 min: Tarso Marques is the first to go out in the wet conditions. He was 20th fastest in the first session.
Session underway and the conditions are still wet and it is still raining!
Session starting at 10:15 AM local time under wet weather conditions. The temperature is 13 degrees