JANUARY 28, 2003
Qualifying to start at 14.00
Although it is yet to be officially confirmed it is now agreed that qualifying on Friday and Saturday at each Grand Prix this year will take place at 14.00. This is an hour later than in recent years but gives the teams more time to prepare their cars and makes televising the sessions better for TV audiences across Europe. After qualifying the cars will be put into parc ferme and will then be returned to the teams after checks have been made. The cars will then be returned to parc ferme at 18.00 on Saturday and will remain there until 0800 on Sunday morning. It is expected that there will still be a warm-up session on Sunday mornings.