Saturday Second Free Practice - European GP

German Ralf Schumacher topped the times for Williams-BMW in the second half of Saturday morning practice for the European Grand Prix, but he failed to beat the time set by Toyota driver Olivier Panis in the first 45-minute session.

Saturday Second Free Practice - European GP

German Ralf Schumacher topped the times for Williams-BMW in the second half of Saturday morning practice for the European Grand Prix, but he failed to beat the time set by Toyota driver Olivier Panis in the first 45-minute session.

The session, which normally ends with a combined timesheet from both halves, was deemed to be two separate sessions of 45-minute duration in a bizarre move by the race organisers due to requests from the teams and the race director.

Schumacher led a Williams-BMW one-two in what was deemed the second session with a time of 1:31.305 to finish 0.061 seconds ahead of Colombian teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.

Panis's best lap in the second session was still good enough for him to claim third place, 0.185 seconds behind the lead Williams with McLaren pair Scot David Coulthard and Finn Kimi Raikkonen fourth and fifth.

The second Toyota of Brazilian Cristiano da Matta was sixth, continuing the Cologne-based team's promising form at their home track, with the Renault pairing of Italian Jarno Trulli and Spaniard Fernando Alonso seventh and eighth.

In what was virtually a team-by-team formation timesheet the Ferrari duo of world champion Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello finished ninth and tenth.

The only incidents of note came when Barrichello went off track at turn seven 12 minutes into the session and Australian Mark Webber was forced to walk back to the pits when his Jaguar stopped out on track at turn 15 ten minutes later.

Second session times only Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. R.Schumacher Williams-BMW (M) 1:31.305 11 2. Montoya Williams-BMW (M) 1:31.366 + 0.061 15 3. Panis Toyota (M) 1:31.490 + 0.185 18 4. Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:31.608 + 0.303 16 5. Raikkonen McLaren-Mercedes (M) 1:32.021 + 0.716 13 6. da Matta Toyota (M) 1:32.057 + 0.752 22 7. Trulli Renault (M) 1:32.356 + 1.051 20 8. Alonso Renault (M) 1:32.391 + 1.086 18 9. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:32.652 + 1.347 21 10. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:33.010 + 1.705 16 11. Pizzonia Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:33.076 + 1.771 18 12. Fisichella Jordan-Ford (B) 1:33.214 + 1.909 20 13. Button BAR-Honda (B) 1:33.474 + 2.169 12 14. Webber Jaguar-Cosworth (M) 1:33.635 + 2.330 18 15. Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas (B) 1:33.698 + 2.393 22 16. Villeneuve BAR-Honda (B) 1:34.085 + 2.780 13 17. Firman Jordan-Ford (B) 1:34.827 + 3.522 4 18. Frentzen Sauber-Petronas (B) 1:34.940 + 3.635 20 19. Wilson Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:36.026 + 4.721 10 20. Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth (B) 1:36.381 + 5.076 9 Aggregated practice times Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Panis Toyota (M) 1:31.181 33 2. R.Schumacher Williams BMW (M) 1:31.305 + 0.124 26 3. Montoya Williams BMW (M) 1:31.366 + 0.185 34 4. Coulthard McLaren Mercedes (M) 1:31.608 + 0.427 26 5. Raikkonen McLaren Mercedes (M) 1:32.021 + 0.840 27 6. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:32.039 + 0.858 24 7. da Matta Toyota (M) 1:32.057 + 0.876 33 8. Trulli Renault (M) 1:32.356 + 1.175 26 9. Alonso Renault (M) 1:32.391 + 1.210 29 10. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:32.652 + 1.471 31 11. Pizzonia Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:33.076 + 1.895 27 12. Fisichella Jordan Ford (B) 1:33.214 + 2.033 27 13. Button BAR Honda (B) 1:33.474 + 2.293 30 14. Webber Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:33.635 + 2.454 25 15. Heidfeld Sauber Petronas (B) 1:33.698 + 2.517 20 16. Villeneuve BAR Honda (B) 1:34.085 + 2.904 29 17. Frentzen Sauber Petronas (B) 1:34.775 + 3.594 18 18. Firman Jordan Ford (B) 1:34.827 + 3.646 28 19. Wilson Minardi Cosworth (B) 1:36.026 + 4.845 23 20. Verstappen Minardi Cosworth (B) 1:36.381 + 5.200 20 All Timing Unofficial

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