Italian Grand Prix: Lap by lap coverage

Lap one: Mika Hakkinen (McLaren) gets away first. Heinz-Harald Frentzen (Jordan) second, ahead of Alex Zanardi. McLaren's David Coulthard drops back to sixth. Marc Gene (Minardi) retires

Italian Grand Prix: Lap by lap coverage

Lap two: Benetton's Giancarlo Fisichella spins out. Eddie Irvine (Ferrari) remains in eighth. Pedro Diniz (Sauber) also out.

Lap three: Top six: Hakkinen, Frentzen, Zanardi (Williams), Ralf Schumacher (Williams), Salo (Ferrari), Coulthard.

Lap four: David Coulthard chasing Salo. Hakkinen extends lead to 2.2s.

Lap five: Hakkinen nearly ten seconds ahead of Irvine (eighth). Hakkinen records fastest lap (1.27.445).

Lap six: Coulthard continues to push Salo. Zanardi stays ahead of Schumacher.

Lap seven: Hakkinen continues to extend lead over Frentzen.

Lap eight: Top six remains unchanged.

Lap nine: Jean Alesi (Sauber) overtakes Alex Wurz (Benetton) to take 11th. Eddie Irvine falling away - losing a second a lap.

Lap 10: Hakkinen leads by five seconds. Wurz struggling in ill-handling Benetton. Ricardo Zonta (BAR) and Herbert fight for 15th.

Lap 11: Coulthard loses sixth place to Barrichello. Wurz cruising, after going off track.

Lap 12: Frentzen six seconds behind McLaren's Hakkinen. Wurz breaks down on track.
Top six: Hakkinen, Frentzen, Zanardi, Schumacher, Salo, Barrichello.

Lap 13: Barrichello gaining ground on fifth placed Salo. Hakkinen extends lead to 6.444s over Frentzen. Zanardi a further three and a half seconds behind Frentzen.

Lap 14: Eddie Irvine catching Coulthard. Zanardi inching away from Schumacher.

Lap 15: Top six remains unchanged.

Lap 16: Hakkinen remains dominant. Next five behind McLaren: Frentzen, Zanardi, Schumacher, Salo, Barrichello. Coulthard remains in seveth, ahead of Irvine.

Lap 17: Olivier Panis pits from 14th. Hakkinen 17.214s ahead of Irvine.

Lap 18: Zanardi moves over to allow Schumacher past. Pedro de la Rosa (Arrows) drives off track. Jarno Trulli (Prost) pits. David Coulthard struggling in eighth. Ralf Schumacher does fastest lap of race. Barrichello moves up to fifth, overtaking Salo.

Lap 19: Hakkinen leads by 7.5s. Schumacher continues charge in third. Barrichello catching Zanardi.

Lap 20: Top six remains unchanged. Sixteen seconds split first and sixth.

Lap 21: Damon Hill in ninth position.

Lap 22: Ralf Schumacher continues to shine in third. Hakkinen's lead reduced to 6.8s.

Lap 23: Mika Salo being chased by David Coulthard. Tora Takagi (Arrows) collides with Luca Badoer (Minardi).

Lap 24: Top six remains unchanged. Hakkinen, Frentzen, Schumacher, Zanardi, Barrichello, Salo.

Lap 25: Hakkinen continues to extend lead over Frentzen. Barrichello overtakes Zanardi to move up to fourth. Salo also gets past Zanardi.

Lap 27: Ricardo Zonta retires from Italian GP.

Lap 28: Coulthard lining up a move past Zanardi. Push boards being displayed to Hakkinen and Coulthard.

Lap 29: Zanardi struggling, with Coulthard gaining ground.

Lap 30: Mika Hakkinen retires. He spins out of race and is out. Crowds cheer as a furious Hakkinen walks away.

Lap 31: Schumacher catching Frentzen. Olivier Panis records fastest lap.

Lap 32: Schumacher continues to pressure the Jordan driver.

Lap 33: David Coulthard puts in quick lap. Schumacher pits for fuel and tyres.

Lap 34: Jean Alesi pits from eighth place. Salo moves up to second as a result of Schumacher's stop.

Lap 35: Damon Hill up to fifth place, behind Eddie Irvine.

Lap 36: Heinz-Harald Frentzen pits for new tyres and fuel. Mika Salo leads, with Coulthard in second. Eddie Irvine also pits.

Lap 37: Salo and Coulthard yet to pit for new tyres and fuel.

Lap 38: Both drivers stop, with Salo exiting ahead of Coulthard.

Lap 39: Frentzen leads Italian Grand Prix.

Lap 40: Damon Hill goes across escape road after missing chicane. Eddie Irvine in sixth position. Coulthard catching fourth placed Barrichello.

Lap 41: Frentzen, Schumacher, Salo, Barrichello, Coulthard, Irvine

Lap 42: Salo (third) 8.7s ahead of sixth placed Irvine.

Lap 43: Zanardi catching the Ulsterman. Coulthard continues to hound Barrichello.

Lap 44: Salo (third) ahead of Barrichello (fourth) by 4.1s and records fastest lap (1.25.719).

Lap 45: Top six remains unchanged.

Lap 46: Mika Salo continues to extend gap, but remains 7.6s behind Schumacher. Eddie Irvine remains in sixth.

Lap 47: Frentzen leads by 5.223s.

Lap 48: Coulthard yet to find way past Barrichello. Ralf Schumacher reeling in Frentzen, with five laps remaining.

Lap 49: Ralf Schumacher puts in a fastest lap of 1.25.579s. Jean Alesi takes Hill to move into ninth.

Lap 50: Coulthard misses chicane but regains position. Frentzen leads by 4.23s.

Lap 51: Barrichello continues to hold off Coulthard. Villeneuve goes across gravel after missing chicane.

Lap 52: Top six remains unchanged. Coulthard still struggling behind Barrichello.

Final lap: Heinz-Harald Frentzen takes the chequered flag to win Italian Grand Prix.

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