Saturday First Free Practice - German GP

Juan Pablo Montoya topped the times in Saturday's first practice session for the German Grand Prix as Williams-BMW and Ferrari set the pace to secure the top four places.

Saturday First Free Practice - German GP

Juan Pablo Montoya topped the times in Saturday's first practice session for the German Grand Prix as Williams-BMW and Ferrari set the pace to secure the top four places.

Colombian Montoya set a time of 1:15.668 to finish 0.185 seconds ahead of Brazilian Rubens Barrichello with Ralf Schumacher and Michael Schumacher, in the second Williams and Ferrari machines, third and fourth respectively.

Montoya was left with a long trip back to the pits after the session, however, after his car stopped on the track at turn 11 after the chequered flag had been waved.

Finn Kimi Raikkonen finished fifth in the leading McLaren, his Scottish teammate David Coulthard ending up down in 11th place. The Renault pair of Italian Jarno Trulli and Spaniard Fernando Alonso were sixth and seventh.

Frenchman Olivier Panis, of Toyota, finished eighth with Australian Mark Webber, in the Jaguar, ninth and Briton Jenson Button completing the top ten in his BAR-Honda.

Briton Justin Wilson, making his debut for Jaguar, finished down in 17th place, 1.2 seconds behind his new teammate Webber, while Formula One debutant Dane Nicolas Kiesa finished last, more than four seconds off the pace but three tenths behind experienced Minardi teammate Jos Verstappen.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Montoya Williams BMW (M) 1:15.668 217.614 km/h 20 2. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:15.853 + 0.185 19 3. R.Schumacher Williams BMW (M) 1:15.890 + 0.222 21 4. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:16.056 + 0.388 21 5. Raikkonen McLaren Mercedes (M) 1:16.193 + 0.525 15 6. Trulli Renault (M) 1:16.275 + 0.607 18 7. Alonso Renault (M) 1:16.371 + 0.703 14 8. Panis Toyota (M) 1:16.560 + 0.892 21 9. Webber Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:16.953 + 1.285 17 10. Button BAR Honda (B) 1:16.957 + 1.289 14 11. Coulthard McLaren Mercedes (M) 1:17.147 + 1.479 18 12. Frentzen Sauber Petronas (B) 1:17.180 + 1.512 19 13. Heidfeld Sauber Petronas (B) 1:17.345 + 1.677 15 14. Villeneuve BAR Honda (B) 1:17.353 + 1.685 17 15. Fisichella Jordan Ford (B) 1:17.419 + 1.751 18 16. da Matta Toyota (M) 1:17.662 + 1.994 17 17. Wilson Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:18.083 + 2.415 18 18. Firman Jordan Ford (B) 1:18.293 + 2.625 19 19. Verstappen Minardi Cosworth (B) 1:19.433 + 3.765 15 20. Kiesa Minardi Cosworth (B) 1:19.766 + 4.098 15 All Timing Unofficial

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