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  Saturday, 14 September, 2002, 12:10 GMT 13:10 UK
Lapwatch: Italian GP qualifying

Michael Schumacher will go for pole position at Ferrari's home Grand Prix at Monza
Schumacher is aiming to celebrate his title in style
Final placings

1 Montoya
(Williams)
2 M Schumacher
(Ferrari)
3 R Schumacher
(Williams)
4 Barrichello
(Ferrari)
5 Raikkonen
(McLaren)
6 Irvine
(Jaguar)


Major incidents (All times BST):

1308: Montoya takes pole ahead of Michael Schumacher as the two Williams do not improve, and David Coulthard stays in seventh place on the grid for Sunday's race.

1305: The session resumes with 10 cars streaming out of the pits for a final flying lap.

1258: Takuma Sato (Jordan) and Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren) collide and spin off, bringing a red flag and a halt to the session with 2:14 remaining.

1256: The last throw of the dice from Ferrari sees Michael Schumacher move up into second with a 1:20.502, while Barrichello fails to improve. Ralf Schumacher is the only man who can now displace Montoya.

1253: Michael Schumacher is ahead of Montoya after the first section but loses three tenths to stay third.

1252: Ralf Schumacher cannot match his earlier time but has one lap remaining, and Montoya overhauls his team-mate with a blistering 1:20.264 - the fastest lap ever in F1.

1245: Barrichello fails to improve after another lap while David Coulthard hauls himself into sixth with 1:21.803.

1241: The expected improvement from Williams is materialising as Montoya goes round in 1:20.715 to go second behind team-mate Ralf Schumacher.

1239: Michael Schumacher goes two tenths faster, but his brother Ralf sets a fantastic time of 1:20.542 to go into provisional pole.

1235: A superb effort from Jacques Villeneuve takes BAR into the top six on 1:21.126, but Raikkonen immediately edges him into seventh.

1233: After a brief return to the pits, Barrichello finally completes a lap and moves into third with a time of 1:21.225.

1225: Michael Schumacher responds immediately with a second straight flying lap of 1:21.016 to head the standings.

1223: Rubens Barrichello runs wide on a corner early in his first flying lap, while Michael Schumacher fails to match Juan Pablo Montoya's time of 1:21.162 - a lap record.

1221: The big guns enter the fray, with both McLarens and Ferraris among 10 cars out on the circuit.

1211: Australian Mark Webber is the first man out on the track in the Minardi, and sets his best time of the weekend so far at 1:24.960.

1200: Qualifying is under way, with the early action taking place outside the Ferrari garage as the drivers fight their way through a crowd of photographers.

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Jonathan Legard

F1 2002
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