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14.01: Barrichello holds pole, Frentzen is second, Hakkinen and Coulthard third and fourth

14.00: R Schumacher goes sixth, Verstappen sets a fast first sector time then stops in the second sector

13.59: Barrichello takes pole

13.59: Frentzen onto pole by a second, usurping Verstappen, Button briefly second before Coulthard takes it

13.58: Irvine goes onto pole by 0.2s

13.58: Trulli goes second, Heidfeld goes seventh

13.57: Salo goes seventh as the whole field comes out on track for a crazy last few minutes

13.52: Villeneuve takes pole by 0.2s. He still has three laps left. Expect fireworks from everyone over the next ten minutes

13.47: Everyone returns to the pits to regroup for one final run. The track is still drying but rain is expected and the clouds are still heavy.

13.46: Order- 1 Hakkinen, 2 M Schumacher, 3 Frentzen, 4 R Schumacher, 5 Coulthard, 6 Villeneuve, 7 Herbert, 8 Irvine, 9 Fisichella, 10 Alesi, 11 Barrichello, 12 Wurz, 13 Button, 14 Salo, 15 De la Rosa, 16 Gene, 17 Trulli, 18 Zonta, 19 Diniz, 20 Heidfeld, 21 Verstappen, 22 Mazzacane

13.44: Frentzen goes third, Irvine moves up to sixth, Salo to 11th. Fisichella takes seventh

13.43: M Schumacher takes pole by 0.5s, Wurz improves to 12th. Order- 1 M Schumacher, 2 Coulthard, 3 Villeneuve

13.43: Coulthard retakes provisional pole but M Schumacher is on a faster lap

13.42: Alesi goes third

13.41: Villeneuve and Coulthard move up to first and second ahead of Barrichello and Button. Villeneuve is 0.1s quicker

13.39: Alesi improves to ninth

13.38: De la Rosa takes third as the track dries by the second

13.35: Rain expected within ten minutes, order now: 1 Barrichello, 2 Button, 3 Hakkinen, 4 Gene, 5 Trulli, 6 Zonta, 7 Diniz, 8 Alesi, 9 Heidfeld, 10 Verstappen, 11 Coulthard, 12 Villeneuve, 13 Frentzen, 14 R Schumacher, 15 M Schumacher, 16 Irvine, 17 Salo, 18 Fisichella, 19 Mazzacane, 20 Wurz, 21 Herbert, 22 de la Rosa

13.31: Diniz goes fourth, Gene goes sixth

13.30: Mazzacane qualifies in 14th as Button leaves the pits. Heidfeld abandons a lap after going over the grass at Abbey

13.26: Order- 1 Barrichello, 2 Hakkinen, 3 Trulli, 4 Alesi, 5 Verstappen, 6 Coulthard, Villeneuve, 8 Frentzen, 9 R Schumacher, 10 M Schumacher, 11 Irvine, 12 Salo, 13 Fisichella, 14 Wurz, 15 Herbert, 16 de la Rosa, 17 Diniz, 18 Heidfeld, 19 Gene, 20 Zonta. Not qualified- Mazzacane, Button

13.24: Barrichello improves by 0.4s despite a few sideways moments. Jean Alesi goes 10th on his first lap then improves to fourth.

13.23: Barrichello goes onto pole, Verstappen goes fourth, Button now outside 107% time and not on the grid

13.21: Order- 1 Hakkinen, 2 Trulli, 3 Coulthard, 4 Villeneuve, 5 Frentzen, 6 R Schumacher, 7 M Schumacher, 8 Salo, 9 Fisichella, 10 Wurz, 11 Herbert, 12 Barrichello, 13 de la Rosa, 14 Diniz, 15 Irvine, 16 Heidfeld, 17 Gene, 18 Zonta, 19 Verstappen, 20 Mazzacane, 21 Button

13.20: Trulli takes second place

13.18: Villeneuve looks set to go fastest but loses the lap with a huge sideways moment on the exit of Abbey, almost broadside across the road before he brings the BAR back into line

13.17: Coulthard goes second, seconds after Villeneuve briefly took the place

13.16: Hakkinen goes onto pole by 1.8s after his second lap, track is drying all the time

13.15: Hakkinen is fifth, M Schumacher third at the end of their first flying laps. Frentzen and R Schumacher remain on the front row

13.14: Order at present- 1 Frentzen, 2 R Schumacher, 3 Trulli, 4 Barrichello, 5 P de la Rosa, 6 P Diniz, 7 N Heidfeld, 8 J Herbert, 9 M Gene, 10 R Zonta, 11 J Verstappen, 12 G Mazzacane, 13 J Button

13.11: Frentzen takes pole by 0.2s on his second flying lap. All drivers are using dry weather tyres although the track is still extremely slippery

13.09: Ralf Schumacher goes fastest by 0.4s ahead of Jarno Trulli after Frentzen's lap ends on the grass at Club. He returns to the pits

13.08: Frentzen out on track for first flying lap, sets fastest time in sector one

13.04: Cars flood out onto the circuit early. Early order: 1 R Barrichello, 2 P de la Rosa, 3 J Button, 4 J Verstappen

13.06: Ricardo Zonta goes fourth fastest. Conditions are damp but drying but there are heavy clouds overhead and a strong wind

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