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Friday First Free Practice - European GP

Friday June 22nd, 2001

McLaren drivers David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen flexed their muscles ahead of the European Grand Prix as they occupied the top two places in Friday's first practice session.

Coulthard was the quickest driver with Hakkinen second as the McLaren men forced Ferrari duo Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello into third and fourth respectively. Jordan's Jarno Trulli finished as best of the rest, but he was some two seconds off the pace.

Eddie Irvine's weekend began badly when his Jaguar R2 stopped out on track with just one minute of the session gone, leaving him unable to complete any timed laps. The Arrows of Enrique Bernoldi briefly slid out in turn four but recovered to return to the pits and Jean Alesi, Jacques Villeneuve, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Pedro de la Rosa all missed the chicane in the space of five minutes.

Halfway through the session the times began to take their normal shape as McLaren and Ferrari moved to claim the top four places, with Mika Hakkinen clear at the front. Heinz-Harald Frentzen struggled on his return to the cockpit and went off at the chicane for a second time with a quarter of the session left to go.

Sauber's Kimi Raikkonen put up an impressive time once again to claim sixth, with the BARs of Olivier Panis and Jacques Villeneuve seventh and eighth. Ralf Schumacher, winner of the last race in Canada, did not fare so well and only just managed to sneak inside the top ten in ninth position as his teammate Juan Pablo Montoya spun on the final corner late in the session.

Pos  Driver        Team                    Times                 
 1.  Coulthard     Mclaren Mercedes   (B)  1:16.888  213.318 km/h
 2.  Hakkinen      Mclaren Mercedes   (B)  1:17.022    +    0.134
 3.  M.Schumacher  Ferrari            (B)  1:17.767    +    0.879
 4.  Barrichello   Ferrari            (B)  1:17.912    +    1.024
 5.  Trulli        Jordan Honda       (B)  1:18.755    +    1.867
 6.  Raikkonen     Sauber Petronas    (B)  1:19.072    +    2.184
 7.  Panis         BAR Honda          (B)  1:19.086    +    2.198
 8.  Villeneuve    BAR Honda          (B)  1:19.154    +    2.266
 9.  Heidfeld      Sauber Petronas    (B)  1:19.399    +    2.511
10.  R.Schumacher  Williams BMW       (M)  1:19.500    +    2.612
11.  Alesi         Prost Acer         (M)  1:19.650    +    2.762
12.  Montoya       Williams BMW       (M)  1:19.940    +    3.052
13.  Frentzen      Jordan Honda       (B)  1:19.988    +    3.100
14.  de la Rosa    Jaguar Cosworth    (M)  1:20.267    +    3.379
15.  Verstappen    Arrows Asiatech    (B)  1:20.553    +    3.665
16.  Bernoldi      Arrows Asiatech    (B)  1:21.079    +    4.191
17.  Fisichella    Benetton Renault   (M)  1:21.233    +    4.345
18.  Burti         Prost Acer         (M)  1:21.370    +    4.482
19.  Button        Benetton Renault   (M)  1:21.615    +    4.727
20.  Alonso        Minardi European   (M)  1:21.644    +    4.756
21.  Irvine        Jaguar Cosworth    (M)  no time
22.  Marques       Minardi European   (M)  no time

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