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Abu Dhabi - Qualifying times

Oliver Turvey dominated qualifying for the final GP2 feature race of the year at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi.
It's been two months since the GP2 cars were last in action, and it seems very strange to have them return for the season finale so long after all the championship business was decided. But a race is a race, a win is a win - and all the drivers are out for a final crack at the top podium at Abu Dhabi with as much passion as if it was the season opener.

Oliver Turvey - who will be in the McLaren for next week's tyre and rookie test sessions - dominated qualifying and had nearly half a second over the next fastest car, that of Dani Clos. Clos's Racing Engineering team mate Christian Vietoris has had to pull out after surgery for appendicitis, leaving Ho-Pin Tung as a late substitute.

GP2 series runner-up and 2011 Sauber driver Sergio Perez will start from third place, but the GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado seemed to be struggling to get back into the groove and could only manage a stodgy 15th place on the grid. Maldonado will be trying out the Williams at next week's Young Drivers' test session.

1. Oliver Turvey iSport 1:48.559s
2. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1:49.035 (+ 0.476)
3. Sergio Perez Barwa Addax 1:49.081 (+ 0.522)
4. Fabio Leimer Ocean 1:49.148 (+ 0.589)
5. Davide Valsecchi iSport 1:49.307 (+ 0.748)
6. Jules Bianchi ART 1:49.338 (+ 0.779)
7. Luiz Razia Rapax 1:49.410 (+ 0.851)
8. Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax 1:49.429 (+ 0.870)
9. Romain Grosjean DAMS 1:49.462 (+ 0.903)
10. Sam Bird ART 1:49.624 (+ 1.065)
11. Adrian Zaugg Trident 1:49.812 (+ 1.253)
12. Max Chilton Ocean 1:49.890 (+ 1.331)
13. Michael Herck DPR 1:50.160 (+ 1.601)
14. Fabio Crestani DPR 1:50.239 (+ 1.680)
15. Pastor Maldonado Rapax 1:50.362 (+ 1.803)
16. Rodolfo Gonzalez Arden 1:50.549 (+ 1.990)
17. Josef Kral Super Nova 1:50.559 (+ 2.000)
18. Brendon Hartley Coloni 1:50.568 (+ 2.009)
19. Charles Pic Arden 1:50.569 (+ 2.010)
20. Marcus Ericsson Super Nova 1:50.719 (+ 2.160)
21. Jerome D'Ambrosio DAMS 1:50.730 (+ 2.171)
22. James Jakes Coloni 1:50.901 (+ 2.342)
23. Ho-Pin Tung Racing Engineering 1:51.061 (+ 2.502)
24. Federico Leo Trident 1:52.170 (+ 3.611)



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Oliver Turvey - iSport International
Sergio Campana (ITA, Venezuela GP Lazarus) at Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Thursday 4 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Sergio Canamasas (ESP) Trident
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS), Sergio Canamasas (CAN, Trident) & Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) after race 2 at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday 24 May 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) on day 1 of the second GP2 Series pre-season test session, at Bahrain International Circuit on Wednesday 19 March, 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Mitch Evans (NZL) Russian Time in Abu Dhabi for day 3 of pre-season testing on Thursday, March 13 2014. (Photo Credit: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR) MP Motorsport in Abu Dhabi for day 3 of pre-season testing on Thursday, March 13 2014. (Photo Credit: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR) MP Motorsport in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo Credit:Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR) MP Motorsport in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo Credit:Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR) MP Motorsport in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo Credit:Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR) DAMS at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Takuya Izawa (JPN) ART Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Axcil Jefferies (ZIM) Trident at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Axcil Jefferies (ZIM) Trident at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Andre Negrao (BRA) Arden International at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Kimiya Sato (JPN) Campos Racing at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA) Racing Engineering at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stephane Richelmi (MON) DAMS at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day 2 of pre-season testing on Wednesday, March 12 2014. (Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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