The race -- lap by lap

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Lap 44- Junqueira wins his first race of the 2000 season and the second of his F3000 career, taking the points lead in the process.

Final order: 1 Junqueira, 2 Minassian, 3 Saelens, 4 van Hooydonk, 5 Wilson, 6 Montagny, 7 Manning, 8 Bourdais, 9 Sarrazin, 10 Couto, 11 Piccini, 12 Albers, 13 Leinders, 14 Melo, 15 Alonso, 16 Olivier, 17 Gollin, 18 Maslov, 19 Mikola

Lap 38- Both Red Bull cars have now retired in the pits. Webber has pitted again and appears to be using the race as a test session

Lap 37- Leading order: 1 Junqueira, 2 Minassian, 3 Saelens, 4 van Hooydonk, 5 Wilson, 6 Montagny, 7 Manning, 8 Bourdais, 9 Sarrazin, 10 Couto, 11 Piccini, 12 Albers

Lap 35- While Junqueira pulls away, Saelens is coming under heavy pressure for second place from his Super Nova team mate Minassian. The latter gets a run down the outside into the first corner but Saelens tries to hang on, only to get sideways and nearly make contact. Both keep going however, with Minassian now ahead

Lap 33- van Hooydonk has to use the pit exit road to squeeze past the persistent Bernoldi, whose left rear tyre may be giving up the ghost. The two cars then get sideways in turn one, allowing Wilson to get a run on them. Van Hooydonk and Bernoldi are side by side until turn three, where Wilson slips past Bernoldi too. The other Red Bull car of Mauricio tries to slip past into the next corner but Bernoldi moves across and his team-mate takes to the grass. Inevitably Mauricio slides into Bernoldi and the two Red Bull cars spin. Both rejoin near the tail of the field.

Lap 31- Bernoldi loses another place to Minassian and now has van Hooydonk and Wilson on his tail. At the back of the field, Mikola has another excursion over the gravel

Lap 30- Junqueira takes the lead, drafting past Bernoldi on the outside line into the first corner. The Brazilian has gone from third to first in just over a lap. Saelens then passes the suddenly struggling Bernoldi into turn three

Lap 29- Saelens tries to dive inside Bernoldi into the first corner, only for Junqueira to sweep round his outside and steal second. The top four are now very, very close

Lap 28- The top three are now circulating absolutely together with fourth-placed Minassian closing in

Lap 25- Bernoldi now has Saelens and Junqueira much closer to his tail but continues to lead. Alonso pressures Mikola into a big mistake at the final corner, the Indonesian bouncing down the grass and just brushing the wall

Lap 23- Enge spins out of fourth place as Alonso passes Olivier again. Minassian, van Hooydonk and Wilson move up to fourth, fifth and sixth after Enge's depature

Lap 21- The spectators continue to rely on home hero Fernando Alonso to provide excitement. The Spaniard has recovered from his earlier spin to catch the tail of the field again, passing Gollin. Bernoldi still pulls away up front

Lap 15- The race continues uneventfully, with no-one close enough to try any moves. The only interesting occurrence was provided by Maslov, who flew through the gravel at the final corner but continued unscathed

Lap ten- Kolby retires in the pits after the Alonso incident. Bernoldi continues to lead by an ever-increasing margin as Saelens holds up Junqueira

Lap nine- Alonso and Kolby tangle at turn ten, pushing the Dane into a spin. Alonso continues after a trip through the gravel

Lap eight- The recovering Alonso has now passed Gollin and Olivier

Lap six- Bernoldi disappearing into the distance as Junqueira continues to pile the pressure on Saelens. Order: 1 Bernoldi, 2 Saelens, 3 Junqueira, 4 Enge, 5 Minassian, 6 van Hooydonk, 7 Wilson, 8 Mauricio, 9 Montagny, 10 Manning, 11 Bourdais, 12 Couto, 13 Sarrazin, 14 Albers, 15 Piccini, 16 Melo, 17 Leinders, 18 Mikola, 19 Kolby, 20 Olivier, 21 Gollin, 22 Alonso, 23 Maslov, 24 Webber. Retirements- Ayari, McGarrity

Lap three- Webber rejoins after pitting for repairs and immediately sets the fastest lap so far

Lap two- Ayari spins out of fourth in a solo incident. Alonso has dropped to the back of the field after spinning while trying to pass Couto. Junqueira is putting massive pressure on Saelens for second

Order- 1 Bernoldi, 2 Saelens, 3 Junqueira, 4 Ayari, 5 Enge, 6 Minassian, 7 van Hooydonk, 8 Wilson, 9 Mauricio, 10 Montagny

Lap one- Bernoldi has 2s lead after first lap, ahead of Saelens, Junqueira, Ayari, Enge. Webber and McGarrity pit for repairs after separate first lap incidents

Start- Bernoldi makes poor start but sweeps across the track to hold position as one of the Super Nova cars sweeps around Junqueira. Ayari takes fourth into the third corner as most of the field avoid hitting each other on the first turn

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