Saturday August 18th, 2001
Michael Schumacher continued to dominate at the Hungaroring as he clocked the fastest time of the weekend in Saturday's first practice session ahead of Saturday's qualifying session.
And it was a good start for Ferrari all-round as team-mate Rubens Barrichello was second fastest, with the McLarens of Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard third and fourth respectively.
Nick Heidfeld was again impressive as he took fifth for Sauber, but his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was troubled when marshals had to extinguish flames licking up from the hot exhaust section of his car midway through the session.
That was virtually the only incident of the hot and humid 45-minutes, as most of the teams escaped trouble while they continued to prepare for the important qualifying session.
Ralf Schumacher continued to place Williams at the sharp end with fifth fastest time, and Olivier Panis of British American Racing headed Jarno Trulli's Jordan in the battle of the Honda-powered cars.
After his spectacular sixth place in Friday's practice sessions, Jean Alesi found himself further down the field on Saturday morning as he could manage only 13th fastest time.
Pos Driver Team Times
1. M.Schumacher Ferrari (B) 1:15.466 189.622 km/h
2. Barrichello Ferrari (B) 1:15.730 + 0.264
3. Hakkinen Mclaren Mercedes (B) 1:15.839 + 0.373
4. Coulthard Mclaren Mercedes (B) 1:16.204 + 0.738
5. Heidfeld Sauber Petronas (B) 1:16.755 + 1.289
6. R.Schumacher Williams BMW (M) 1:16.784 + 1.318
7. Panis BAR Honda (B) 1:16.941 + 1.475
8. Trulli Jordan Honda (B) 1:17.106 + 1.640
9. Montoya Williams BMW (M) 1:17.191 + 1.725
10. Raikkonen Sauber Petronas (B) 1:17.293 + 1.827
11. de la Rosa Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:17.549 + 2.083
12. Fisichella Benetton Renault (M) 1:17.551 + 2.085
13. Alesi Jordan Honda (B) 1:17.726 + 2.260
14. Villeneuve BAR Honda (B) 1:17.837 + 2.371
15. Irvine Jaguar Cosworth (M) 1:17.975 + 2.509
16. Button Benetton Renault (M) 1:18.532 + 3.066
17. Frentzen Prost Acer (M) 1:18.786 + 3.320
18. Verstappen Arrows Asiatech (B) 1:18.954 + 3.488
19. Bernoldi Arrows Asiatech (B) 1:19.281 + 3.815
20. Alonso Minardi European (M) 1:20.324 + 4.858
21. Burti Prost Acer (M) 1:20.617 + 5.151
22. Marques Minardi European (M) 1:21.627 + 6.161
All Timing Unofficial
Published at 07:48:36 GMT