Saturday Second Free Practice - Monaco GP

Mika Hakkinen demonstrated his intent to get back into Championship contention, when he topped the times in Saturday's free practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Saturday Second Free Practice - Monaco GP

Mika Hakkinen demonstrated his intent to get back into Championship contention, when he topped the times in Saturday's free practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver had failed to post a competitive time in the first session, after Jos Verstappen's Arrows had leaked oil onto the circuit, but he produced a scintillating lap in the second session to go quicker than the 2000 qualifying time.

Hakkinen headed the Schumacher brothers, with Ferrari's Michael second quickest, ahead of his brother Ralf. David Coulthard was fourth fastest, marginally quicker than Jaguar's Eddie Irvine.

Rubens Barrichello could only manage the eighth quickest time, while Prost veteran Jean Alesi kept his impressive form going with the ninth fastest time. His teammate Luciano Burti, however, was at the bottom of the timesheets, having a hard time following his crash in the end of the first practice session.

Benetton's Giancarlo Fisichella and Arrows driver Enrique Bernoldi both crashed into the barriers at Rascasse during the session but were unhurt in the incidents.

Pos Driver Team Times 1. Hakkinen McLaren Mercedes (B) 1:18.282 154.978 km/h 2. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:18.456 + 0.174 3. R.Schumacher Williams BMW (M) 1:18.725 + 0.443 4. Coulthard McLaren Mercedes (B) 1:19.031 + 0.749 5. Irvine Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:19.081 + 0.799 6. Trulli Jordan Honda (B) 1:19.307 + 1.025 7. Montoya Williams BMW (M) 1:19.603 + 1.321 8. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:19.651 + 1.369 9. Alesi Prost Acer (M) 1:20.020 + 1.738 10. Frentzen Jordan Honda (B) 1:20.064 + 1.782 11. Villeneuve BAR Honda (B) 1:20.397 + 2.115 12. Panis BAR Honda (B) 1:20.528 + 2.246 13. Fisichella Benetton Renault (M) 1:20.591 + 2.309 14. Button Benetton Renault (M) 1:21.316 + 3.034 15. Raikkonen Sauber Petronas (B) 1:21.621 + 3.339 16. Alonso Minardi European (M) 1:21.670 + 3.388 17. Verstappen Arrows Asiatech (B) 1:21.827 + 3.545 18. Bernoldi Arrows Asiatech (B) 1:22.024 + 3.742 19. Heidfeld Sauber Petronas (B) 1:22.207 + 3.925 20. de la Rosa Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:22.316 + 4.034 21. Marques Minardi European (M) 1:23.313 + 5.031 22. Burti Prost Acer (M) 1:25.795 + 7.513 All Timing Unofficial

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