French GP Saturday qualifying (REVISED)

FIA race stewards at the French Grand Prix have invoked the FIA "Force Majeure" clause due to the torrential downpour experienced during today's qualifying session. As a result, the 107% rule will not be applied to today's qualifying times, and...

FIA race stewards at the French Grand Prix have invoked the FIA "Force Majeure" clause due to the torrential downpour experienced during today's qualifying session. As a result, the 107% rule will not be applied to today's qualifying times, and all drivers will start Sunday's Grand Prix.

Revised qualifying results below:

Pos Driver Nat Constructor Time Gap To 1st ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Rubens Barrichello BR Stewart-Ford 1:38.441 2. Jean Alesi F Sauber-Petronas 1:38.881 0.440 0.440 3. Olivier Panis F Prost-Peugeot 1:40.400 1.519 1.959 4. David Coulthard GB McLaren-Mercedes 1:40.403 0.003 1.962 5. Heinz-Harald Frentzen D Jordan-Honda 1:40.690 0.287 2.249 6. Michael Schumacher D Ferrari 1:41.127 0.437 2.686 7. Giancarlo Fisichella I Benetton-Playlife 1:41.250 0.123 2.809 8. Jarno Trulli I Prost-Peugeot 1:42.096 0.846 3.655 9. Johnny Herbert GB Stewart-Ford 1:42.199 0.103 3.758 10. Ricardo Zonta BR BAR-Supertec 1:42.228 0.029 3.787 11. Pedro Diniz BR Sauber-Petronas 1:42.942 0.714 4.501 12. Jacques Villeneuve CDN BAR-Supertec 1:43.748 0.806 5.307 13. Alexander Wurz A Benetton-Playlife 1:44.319 0.571 5.878 14. Mika Hakkinen FIN McLaren-Mercedes 1:44.368 0.049 5.927 15. Alessandro Zanardi I Williams-Supertec 1:44.912 0.544 6.471 16. Ralf Schumacher D Williams-Supertec 1:45.189 0.277 6.748 17. Eddie Irvine GB Ferrari 1:45.218 0.029 6.777

18.  Damon Hill              GB   Jordan-Honda       1:45.334   0.116   6.893
19.  Marc Gene               E    Minardi-Ford       1:46.324   0.990   7.883
20.  Luca Badoer             I    Minardi-Ford       1:46.784   0.460   8.343
21.  Pedro de la Rosa        E    Arrows             1:48.215   1.431   9.774
22.  Toranosuke Takagi       J    Arrows             1:48.322   0.107   9.881

107% of fastest time: 1:45.332

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Giancarlo Fisichella , Jarno Trulli , Ralf Schumacher , Pedro de la Rosa , Johnny Herbert , Luca Badoer , Michael Schumacher , Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Rubens Barrichello , Jean Alesi , David Coulthard , Mika Hakkinen , Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve , Ricardo Zonta , Marc Gene , Alexander Wurz , Tora Takagi , Damon Hill , Pedro Diniz
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren , Williams , Benetton , Minardi , Jordan