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  Saturday, 22 June, 2002, 11:25 GMT 12:25 UK
Lapwatch: European GP qualifying
Live coverage from qualifying for the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring

Juan Pablo Montoya takes his third consecutive pole position at the European Grand Prix at Germany's Nurburgring ahead of Williams teammate Ralf Schumacher. All times BST.

Leading grid positions for the European Grand Prix

1 Juan Pablo Montoya (Williams)
2 Ralf Schumacher (Williams)
3 Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
4 Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari)
5 David Coulthard (McLaren)
6 Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren)

1215: Michael Schumacher looks on track to claim a place in the front row but he runs wide on the final corner to stay in third and it is Juan Pablo Montoya who claims a hat-trick of pole positions.

1213: All 22 drivers are now on the track and the leading drivers will have a battle to improve on their times.

1213: Michael Schumacher puts in one final effort to take pole position.

1212: Ralf Schumacher is unable to make any further headway and he stays on the provisional front row.

1209: Ralf Schumacher heads out for his final run in a bid to grab provisional pole from Juan Pablo Montoya.

1207: The top six drivers are Montoya, Ralf Schumacher, Michael Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard and Raikkonen.

1206: Renault's Jarno Trulli is now in seventh, ahead of his teammate Jenson Button.

1204: David Coulthard moves up to fifth place.

1203: A superb final sector by Juan Pablo Montoya allows him snatch provisional pole from his Williams teammate Ralf Schumacher with a time of 1:29.906.

1201: After the earlier problems with his car, Michael Schumacher clocks an impressive 1:30.217 to join his brother on the provisional front row of the grid.

1200: As the session enters the final 15 minutes, Juan Pablo Montoya goes out again.

1158: After various amendments, Michael Schumacher goes back out in the spare car but he needs a good run.

1157: The top six drivers are Ralf Schumacher, Barrichello, Montoya, Raikkonen, Button and Coulthard.

1156: Rubens Barrichello secures his second place with 1:30.428.

1155: Ralf Schumacher betters his own time by six tenths of a second with 1:29.915 as he continues to set the pace.

1152: Ralf Schumacher tries to better his provisional pole time with his second run.

1151: Juan Pablo Montoya goes into third with a good final sector to clock 1:30.778.

1150: Michael Schumacher, now in the spare car, embarks on his flying lap but doesn't seem to be particularly comfortable in it and can only go seventh.

1149: Kimi Raikkonen tries to improve on his time but he finds his way into the gravel and although he improves his time, he can't move up the grid.

1146: Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello puts in the second fastest time of the session.

1145: Michael Schumacher is forced to pit on his out lap and has to use the spare car.

1143: The top six drivers are Ralf Schumacher, Raikkonen, Button, Coulthard, Salo and McNish.

1142: Michael Schumacher heads out.

1141: Ralf Schumacher takes provisional pole, half a second faster than Raikkonen with 1:30.560.

1140: David Coulthard is looking competitive but he can't get the better of Raikkonen yet with a time of 1:31.306.

1138: David Coulthard and Juan Pablo Montoya bid to outpace Kimi Raikkonen.

1136: Villeneuve's time of 1:33.722 is quickly eclipsed by Raikkonen's 1:31.069 as he sets the fastest time.

1134: McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen joins them on track as Villeneuve embarks on his flying lap.

1132: Jacques Villeneuve heads out, quickly followed by Enrique Bernoldi and Allan McNish.

1127: Minardi's Alex Yoong is the first driver to go out onto the track. He clocks 1:35.804.

1125: All quiet so far at the German track as the teams are biding their time in the pits.

1115 BST: Qualifying starts at a warm and windy Nurburgring with Michael Schumacher the hot favourite for pole position in his Ferrari after he clocked the fastest time in practice.

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