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Friday Second Free Practice - British GP

Friday July 13th, 2001

McLaren exerted their usual Friday dominance after being heavily beaten by Ferrari in the first session of the day by claiming the top two times of Friday's practice for the British Grand Prix. But as Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard blew away the opposition to head the timesheets, Michael Schumacher's chances of overhauling his rivals were scuppered by rain late in the session.

Coulthard was just 0.067 seconds behind his teammate, but Rubens Barrichello was the closest man to the McLarens, some 0.751 seconds off Hakkinen's fastest time. Barrichello was closely matched by his teammate Schumacher, who was fourth, and Jordan's Heinz-Harald Frentzen once again the best of the rest, one second off the lead pace.

Minardi's Fernando Alonso was the first man out in the second session, but there was little action until Jacques Villeneuve steered his British American Racing car off the circuit at Copse. However, the McLaren pair were keen to overturn Ferrari's dominance of the first session, and once again the silver and black cars moved to the head of the timesheets.

David Coulthard this time had a half second advantage over his teammate Mika Hakkinen, as the pair pushed Ferrari rival Schumacher down to third. With half the session gone the order remained the same, with Barrichello completing the top two team's dominance once again and Heinz-Harald Frentzen closing in, now just less than a second behind.

Alonso spun in a plume of smoke to become the second car to have difficulty getting through Copse, but carried on to return to the pits, although he damaged the rear of his car. Barrichello overhauled Schumacher to push the German champion down to third, but a threatening cloud then came over the Silverstone circuit to prevent any further improvements in time.

Nick Heidfeld claimed sixth for Sauber, and Pedro de la Rosa recovered from his failure in the first session to set seventh fastest for Jaguar as the team tried a new drooped front wing. Fernando Alonso spun out as he caught the kerb when he headed onto the Hangar Straight, and with the grass now slippery and offering no traction due to the rain, he was unable to continue.

Pos  Driver        Team                    Times                 
 1.  Hakkinen      Mclaren Mercedes   (B)  1:22.827  223.449 km/h
 2.  Coulthard     Mclaren Mercedes   (B)  1:22.894    +    0.067
 3.  Barrichello   Ferrari            (B)  1:23.578    +    0.751
 4.  M.Schumacher  Ferrari            (B)  1:23.619    +    0.792
 5.  Frentzen      Jordan Honda       (B)  1:23.877    +    1.050
 6.  Heidfeld      Sauber Petronas    (B)  1:24.096    +    1.269
 7.  de la Rosa    Jaguar Cosworth    (M)  1:24.116    +    1.289
 8.  R.Schumacher  Williams BMW       (M)  1:24.222    +    1.395
 9.  Trulli        Jordan Honda       (B)  1:24.343    +    1.516
10.  Raikkonen     Sauber Petronas    (B)  1:24.387    +    1.560
11.  Villeneuve    BAR Honda          (B)  1:24.436    +    1.609
12.  Panis         BAR Honda          (B)  1:24.562    +    1.735
13.  Irvine        Jaguar Cosworth    (M)  1:24.733    +    1.906
14.  Alesi         Prost Acer         (M)  1:24.832    +    2.005
15.  Verstappen    Arrows Asiatech    (B)  1:25.026    +    2.199
16.  Bernoldi      Arrows Asiatech    (B)  1:25.209    +    2.382
17.  Montoya       Williams BMW       (M)  1:25.267    +    2.440
18.  Burti         Prost Acer         (M)  1:25.448    +    2.621
19.  Button        Benetton Renault   (M)  1:25.673    +    2.846
20.  Alonso        Minardi European   (M)  1:26.695    +    3.868
21.  Fisichella    Benetton Renault   (M)  1:26.730    +    3.903
22.  Marques       Minardi European   (M)  1:27.203    +    4.376

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Published at 13:00:58 GMT

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