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Monaco Grand Prix
Second Thursday Practice Session
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Second Thursday Practice Session Report - Results
Jarno Trulli sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Allan McNish and David Coulthard. Giancarlo Fisichella, Mika Salo and Ralf Schumacher make the top 6.
Rubens Barrichello only managed 7th while
Michael Schumacher was down in 11th. Juan Pablo Montoya was down in 9th.
The smashing into barriers continued this session with Yoong
going off and crashing heavily forcing the session to be stopped for a few
minutes. Then it was Eddie Irvine who appeared to have spun as a result of oil
on the track. Felipe Massa then crashed and towards the end of the session
Jenson Button hit the tyre barrier!.
Olivier Panis and Jacques Villeneuve covered the most number
of laps with 30 laps each. Rubens Barrichello covered 28 laps. Kimi Raikkonen failed
to appear on the track as his car was still being repaired while Alex Yoong
only managed 3 laps this session. Enrique Bernoldi only covered 10 while Eddie
Irvine only managed 11 before they hit problems.
This result is certainly unexpected and as we don't know what the levels of fuel the cars are running we can't read too much into these times. Having said that, Trulli's time is very quick and is almost a second faster than the best time set on the Thursday of last year. He was the only driver to set a time under the 1:19 mark. Don't be surprised if Trulli starts from the front row on Sunday. Remember he did that in the Jordan in 2000!.
Practice continues on Saturday followed by Qualifying. There is no action on Friday as it is market day.