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02.14 BST: Jean Alesi is the first man on the track in the Prost-Peugeot

02.16: Jos Verstappen and Marc Gene also out. Alesi sets a time of 1m34.617s

02.19: Verstappen goes fastest on a 1m33.303s. Gene second with 1m34.518s. Nick Heidfeld now also on track.

02.20: Verstappen improves to 1m32.749s. Wurz, Fisichella and De la Rosa on track, Heidfeld goes second

02.23: Wurz goes second to Verstappen, 0.4s slower

02.23: Fisichella goes fastest, 0.1s quicker than Verstappen, then Wurz, Heidfeld, Gene, Alesi

02.24: Ralf Schumacher goes quickest with a 1m32.220s, 0.09s ahead of Villeneuve, De la Rosa, Fisichella and Verstappen

02.26: Irvine has big moment on first flying lap. Button slows and pits after one lap

02.28: Trulli takes provisional pole with a 1m31.504s, Irvine goes fourth

02.29: Hakkinen goes fastest, 1m30.957s. Then: Trulli, R.Schumacher, Villeneuve, Irvine, de la Rosa, Fisichella, Verstappen

02.30: Coulthard up to second, 0.4s behind Hakkinen.

02.31: Schumacher goes second, 0.1s slower than Hakkinen

02.32: Coulthard takes provisional pole with a 1m30.920s.

02.32: Order- Coulthard; Hakkinen; M Schumacher; Frentzen; Trulli; R Schumacher; Villeneuve; Irvine; Salo; de la Rosa; Fisichella; Verstappen; Wurz; Ales; Zonta; Gene; Herbert; Heidfeld; Mazzacane. Yet to set times- Button, Diniz, Barrichello

02.34: Hakkinen back on pole, 0.3s faster than Coulthard

02.37: Barrichello goes sixth on his first lap, 0.9s off pole

02.39: Button still hasn't completed a flying lap and is now switching to the spare Williams

02.39: Heidfeld goes over the grass at turn one but continues unscathed

02.41: Michael Schumacher is fastest in the first split but then has a slow second sector and abandons the lap

02.42: Order- Hakkinen, Coulthard, M Schumacher, Frentzen, Trulli, Barrichello, Fisichella, R Schumacher, Villeneuve, Irvine, Salo, de la Rosa, Verstappen, Wurz, Zonta, Alesi, Diniz, Gene, Herbert, Heidfeld, Mazzacane. Button has yet to qualify

02.44: Irvine improves to sixth after a wild lap but Herbert stops on the track yet again

02.45: Button gets onto the grid in 21st place

02.46: Villeneuve goes over the grass at turn nine, but continues without problems

02.47: Barrichello goes fastest in the first sector and is heading for a front row slot but spins in the penultimate corner

02.47: Alesi goes through gravel at turn three. Order- Hakkinen, Coulthard, M Schumacher, Frentzen, Trulli, Irvine, Barrichello, Fisichella, R Schumacher, Villeneuve, Verstappen, Salo, de la Rosa, Wurz, Zonta, Alesi, Diniz, Gene, Herbert, Heidfeld, Button, Mazzacane

02.50: M Schumacher is faster than Hakkinen in sector one, but loses 0.2s in the second sector then goes over the grass and abandons the lap

02.51: Salo improves to ninth

02.54: Barrichello is fastest in the first sector but has to back off after Gene spins and bring out the yellow flags. He still improves to fourth place

02.56: Villeneuve moves up to eighth. Hakkinen improves his pole time by 0.112s. Order- Hakkinen, Coulthard, M Schumacher, Barrichello, Frentzen, Trulli, Irvine, Villeneuve, Fisichella, Salo, R Schumacher, de la Rosa, Verstappen, Wurz, Heidfeld, Zonta, Alesi, Gene, Diniz, Herbert, Button and Mazzacane

02.58: Zonta spins into the gravel and brings out the yellows again

03.00: Schumacher is 0.2s faster than Hakkinen's pole time in the first sector but then Coulthard spins heavily into the wall, bringing out the red flags and ending the session

03.00: Verstappen suffers a suspension failure on his in lap but keeps control of the Arrows

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