1. Mika Hakkinen McLaren Mercedes 1:19:65 2. Jacques Villeneuve Williams Renault 1:19:85 3. Gerhard Berger Benetton Renault 1:19:90 4. Rubens Barrichello Jordan Peugeot 1:19:93 5. Jean Alesi Benetton Renault 1:20:26 6. Mika Salo Tyrrell Yamaha 1:20:45 7. Damon Hill Williams Renault 1:20:95 8. Martin Brundle Jordan Peugeot 1:21:17 9. Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:21:61 10. David Coulthard McLaren Mercedes 1:21:86Tremendous effort by Mika, especially after his stunning end of the 1995 season. Seems to become a promising season for McLaren. Also a great drive by the young Villeneuve, over a second ahead of his teammate. The Benettons again look like they are racing for the title; Berger and Alesi have not destroyed as many cars as within their first testing period. Mika Salo surprisingly ahead of Damon Hill and ahead of the reigning world champion Michael Schumacher in the Ferrari. Let's hope Ferrari can get two cars together till the start on sunday that will race for victory and that will see the checkered flag.