Schumacher fastest in warm up

Michael Schumacher sent a further clear warning to McLaren and Mika Hakkinen that Ferrari are capable of overturning their traditionally poor Barcelona form

Schumacher fastest in warm up

Hakkinen's McLaren was second, followed by the Ferrari of Rubens Barrichello and the McLaren of David Coulthard, matching their qualifying order.

Moreover, Schumacher seems to have a slightly larger advantage over his rivals, 0.4 seconds faster than Hakkinen and 0.6 seconds faster than his team-mate Barrichello, though the Brazilian shared fastest sector times with Schumacher.

Arrows' Pedro de la Rosa, possibly fired up after failing a fuel test, was sixth fastest, and Jenson Button was an impressive fifth, after a slightly disappointing qualifying.

Sunday Morning warm-up times

1. M.SCHUMACHER Ferrari 1'22"855 205.516 Km/h
2. HAKKINEN McLaren Mercedes 1'23"214 + 0'00"359
3. BARRICHELLO Ferrari 1'23"427 + 0'00"572
4. COULTHARD McLaren Mercedes 1'23"517 + 0'00"662
5. BUTTON Williams BMW 1'24"076 + 0'01"221
6. DE LA ROSA Arrows Supertec 1'24"132 + 0'01"277
7. FRENTZEN Jordan Mugen-Honda 1'24"248 + 0'01"393
8. TRULLI Jordan Mugen-Honda 1'24"334 + 0'01"479
9. R.SCHUMACHER Williams BMW 1'24"440 + 0'01"585
10. VERSTAPPEN Arrows Supertec 1'24"545 + 0'01"690
11. VILLENEUVE BAR Honda 1'24"556 + 0'01"701
12. ALESI Prost Peugeot 1'24"877 + 0'02"022
13. IRVINE Jaguar Ford 1'24"923 + 0'02"068
23 ZONTA BAR Honda 1'24"925 + 0'02"070
15. FISICHELLA Benetton Supertec 1'24"985 + 0'02"130
16. HERBERT Jaguar Ford 1'25"149 + 0'02"294
17. HEIDFELD Prost Peugeot 1'25"210 + 0'02"355
18. WURZ Benetton Supertec 1'25"702 + 0'02"847
19. GENE Minardi Fondmetal 1'25"989 + 0'03"134
20. MAZZACANE Minardi Fondmetal 1'26"184 + 0'03"329
21. SALO Sauber Petronas 1'26"258 + 0'03"403
22. DINIZ Sauber Petronas 1'26"516 + 0'03"661

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