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Aug 2nd, 2003, 10:29 AM
Friday Qual times

Round 12: Germany: Qualification session 1

Driver Team Time Deficit Laps

1 Ralf Schumacher Williams 01:14.427 3
2 Juan Pablo Montoya Williams 01:14.673 +00:00.246 3
3 Jarno Trulli Renault 01:15.004 +00:00.577 3
4 Mark Webber Jaguar 01:15.030 +00:00.603 3
5 Fernando Alonso Renault 01:15.214 +00:00.787 3
6 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren 01:15.276 +00:00.849 3
7 Justin Wilson Jaguar 01:15.373 +00:00.946 3
8 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 01:15.399 +00:00.972 3 :mad:
9 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 01:15.456 +00:01.029 3 :mad:
10 Olivier Panis Toyota 01:15.471 +00:01.044 3
11 David Coulthard McLaren 01:15.557 +00:01.130 3
12 Jenson Button BAR 01:15.754 +00:01.327 3
13 Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber 01:15.968 +00:01.541 3
14 Nick Heidfeld Sauber 01:15.985 +00:01.558 3
15 Cristiano da Matta Toyota 01:16.450 +00:02.023 3
16 Ralph Firman Jordan 01:17.044 +00:02.617 3
17 Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan 01:17.111 +00:02.684 3
18 Jos Verstappen Minardi 01:17.702 +00:03.275 3
19 Jacques Villeneuve BAR 1
20 Nicolas Kiesa Minardi 0

Ralf Schumacher led a Williams-dominated first qualifying session to claim provisional pole position for the German Grand Prix.

Schumacher and team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya were more than a second quicker than anyone else at Hockenheim to maintain Williams' recent renaissance.

Ralf, fourth man out on a dry track, clocked one minute 14.427 seconds - 0.246 secs quicker than the Colombian.

"The car was perfect, brilliantly balanced," said the younger Schumacher, who won at Hockenheim in 2001.

"The tyres were very good and we sorted out the small problems we had in the morning.

"I'm looking forward to the race. It's probably going to be hot and that suits our package."

The Renaults of Jarno Trulli and Spaniard Fernando Alonso were third and fifth respectively, sandwiching an impressive fourth placing from Mark Webber in a Jaguar.

Kimi Raikkonen, seven points adrift of Michael Schumacher in the drivers standings, took sixth with the reigning champion back in ninth behind Ferrari team-mate Rubens Barrichello.

Both were out-qualified by Britain's Justin Wilson, who continued his promising debut for Jaguar Racing by finishing in seventh spot.

The 6ft 3in Sheffield racer has joined Jaguar until the end of the season, but his early displays have already boosted his chances of retaining the seat full-time in 2004.

David Coulthard, who had set the quickest time in morning practice, could only manage 11th in the other McLaren.

Fellow Britons Jenson Button and Ralph Firman were 12th and 16th respectively.

Coulthard, who is confident of being retained by McLaren in 2004, was fractionally slower than the lap he clocked late in the first session.

Minardi's Danish rookie Nicolas Kiesa endured a nightmare debut, failing to get out of the pit lane at the end of the session.

He will start first in Saturday's decisive qualifying, followed immediately by Jacques Villeneuve, who spun his BAR at turn one on his flying lap.

Aug 2nd, 2003, 10:30 AM
Ralf Schumacher looks a strong bet for pole position at his home Grand Prix after setting fastest time in Saturday practice.
The German, who was fastest in first qualifying on Friday, set a time of one minute 15.387 seconds to head Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello and the second Williams of Juan Pablo Montoya.

Colombian Montoya had been fastest in the first of Saturday's two sessions but his car stopped out on the track at the end of it and he only managed one flying lap in the second.

Even so he was only 0.329secs slower than Schumacher.

The Renaults of Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli were fourth and fifth - but were 0.9secs slower than the pace-setting Williams

Kimi Raikkonen, second in the world championship behind Michael Schumacher, was sixth fastest in his McLaren, with Schumacher only eighth in his Ferrari behind Jaguar's Mark Webber.

The five-times champion ran off the road and got stuck in the gravel midway through the session.

David Coulthard also went off - but with rather more consequence. The Scot ended up slowest of all after smashing his McLaren into the wall in the stadium and badly damaging the rear end of the car.

Justin Wilson, who impressed on his debut for Jaguar on Friday, struggled on Saturday and was 16th fastest, 1.3secs behind team-mate Webber.

Ralph Firman was 17th for Jordan, over 0.8secs slower than team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella.

Aug 2nd, 2003, 11:54 AM
Good Luck :

:) Villeneuve
:) Button
:) Montoya

Aug 2nd, 2003, 12:16 PM
:woohoo: Spa-Franchorchamps is back on the calender in 2004!!!! :woohoo:

Go Ralf, JPM, Alonso, Kimi!!!!!!!

Aug 2nd, 2003, 12:47 PM
Kimmi :)
David :fiery:

well done at car on position 8 and 9 :worship: stay there till end !

Aug 2nd, 2003, 12:51 PM
:woohoo: Spa-Franchorchamps is back on the calender in 2004!!!! :woohoo:

:woohoo: :D :D

thats great news :)

Hockenheim track has been ruined :mad:
it used to be great with long straights, idiots made it alot shorter with curves :mad:

Aug 2nd, 2003, 12:59 PM
1 J. Montoya WIL 1:15.167 0.000 3
2 R. Schumacher WIL 1:15.185 0.018 3
3 R. Barrichello FER 1:15.488 0.321 3 :)
4 J. Trulli REN 1:15.679 0.512 3
5 K. Räikkönen MLA 1:15.874 0.707 3
6 M. Schumacher FER 1:15.898 0.731 3 :mad:
7 O. Panis TOY 1:16.034 0.867 3
8 F. Alonso REN 1:16.483 1.316 3
9 C. da Matta TOY 1:16.550 1.383 3
10 D. Coulthard MLA 1:16.666 1.499 3
11 M. Webber JAG 1:16.775 1.608 3
12 G. Fisichella JOR 1:16.831 1.664 3
13 J. Villeneuve BAR 1:17.090 1.923 3
14 H. Frentzen SAU 1:17.169 2.002 3
15 N. Heidfeld SAU 1:17.557 2.390 3
16 J. Wilson JAG 1:18.021 2.854 3
17 J. Button BAR 1:18.085 2.918 3
18 R. Firman JOR 1:18.341 3.174 3
19 J. Verstappen MIN 1:19.023 3.856 3
20 N. Kiesa MIN 1:19.174 4.007 3

Aug 2nd, 2003, 01:05 PM
:woohoo: JPM
Ralf :)
Alonso pffff
Mark :(
Jos :rolleyes: only 0.149 faster than Kiesa...

Aug 2nd, 2003, 02:29 PM
Vamos Fernando :)

Aug 2nd, 2003, 02:41 PM
David :mad:

Aug 2nd, 2003, 02:45 PM
Come on Kimi!!! :bounce:

Aug 2nd, 2003, 03:24 PM
Go Williams!!!!!

Aug 2nd, 2003, 07:43 PM
6 M. Schumacher FER 1:15.898 0.731 3

:lol: :haha:

Aug 2nd, 2003, 08:51 PM
Ralf :)

Aug 2nd, 2003, 10:10 PM
:lol: :haha:
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Aug 2nd, 2003, 10:10 PM
:rolleyes: at Villeneuve

Aug 2nd, 2003, 10:21 PM
Rubens will have to put on a show like he did last week at Silverstone

Colin B
Aug 2nd, 2003, 10:34 PM
Methinks Ross Braun may have a cunning plan!!

Aug 3rd, 2003, 05:24 AM

Aug 3rd, 2003, 12:07 PM
Ralf is a flippin moron :idiot: :smash:

killed Kimi and Rubens
and took himself out of race :haha:

Aug 3rd, 2003, 12:08 PM
Ralf "Left eye blind" :mad:

Glad that Kimi is ok, but not much interest in the race anymore :fiery:

Aug 3rd, 2003, 12:09 PM
Pffff @ Ralf :rolleyes:
So, 6 cars out :lol:

Great Move by Fernando, from 8th to 3rd ;)

Aug 3rd, 2003, 12:10 PM
Rubens out too :mad:

brainless Ralf :fiery:
spolit the GP :mad:

Aug 3rd, 2003, 12:58 PM
Ralf! :mad:

Rubens :sad:

Come on Kimi! :bounce:

Aug 3rd, 2003, 01:52 PM
Did Olivier Panis finish in the six first ?

Aug 3rd, 2003, 01:56 PM
did montoya win???*ANXIOUS!!!*

Aug 3rd, 2003, 01:57 PM
did montoya win???*ANXIOUS!!!*
Yes, he won :) !!!!!

Aug 3rd, 2003, 02:01 PM
Yep Panis was 5th. :)
:wavey: Thank you Jonathan :kiss: :) !!!!!

Aug 3rd, 2003, 08:42 PM
I only just got to watch the race cos I was at work when it was on (although my sis texted me the result which resulted in mad fits of jumping which in turn led to many strange looks). Anyway, what a performance by Montoya. I mean I know the field was rather diminshed but it was still VERY impressive to win by over a minute! :bounce: *Fingers crossed for his championship bid*

Aug 3rd, 2003, 09:02 PM
Lots of luck to Jenson Button :hearts:

Aug 4th, 2003, 01:41 PM
:eek: :eek: 6 of 20 cars out on first lap

:worship: Montoya , Kiesa
:fiery: Shumi , Raikkonen , Ralf , Ruben
:D Button
:p Villeneuve