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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
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Alexander Rossi (Racing Engineering), Stoffel Vandoorne (ART) and Sergio Canamasas (MP Motorsport) celebrate on the podium at Monte Carlo, Monaco. Friday 22 May 2015. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Test 1 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Monday 08 March 2015 Zoel Amberg (SUI, Lazarus) Photo: Jed Leicester/GP2 Series Media Service
2015 GP2 Test 1 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Monday 08 March 2015 Zoel Amberg (SUI, Lazarus) Photo: Jed Leicester/GP2 Series Media Service
2015 GP2 Test 1 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Tuesday 09 March 2015 Zoel Amberg (SUI, Lazarus) Photo: Jed Leicester/GP2 Series Media Service
2015 GP2 Test 1 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Tuesday 09 March 2015 Zoel Amberg (SUI, Lazarus) Photo: Jed Leicester/GP2 Series Media Service
Alexander Rossi - Racing Engineering
Alexander Rossi - Racing Engineering
Alexander Rossi - Racing Engineering
Alexander Rossi - Racing Engineering
Alex Lynn - DAMS
Richie Stanaway, GP2, Abu Dhabi testing [Credit: Status Grand Prix]
Richie Stanaway, GP2, Abu Dhabi testing [Credit: GP2.com]
2015 GP2 Test 1 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Tuesday 09 March 2015 Norman Nato (FRA, Arden Int) Photo: Jed Leicester/GP2 Series Media 
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2015 GP2 Test 1 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Tuesday 09 March 2015 Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) Photo: Jed Leicester/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Test 1 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Tuesday 09 March 2015 Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) Photo: Jed Leicester/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Test 1 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Tuesday 09 March 2015 Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) Photo: Jed Leicester/GP2 Series Media Service.
Pierre Gasly (FRA), DAMS, GP2, Abu Dhabi [Credit: GP2.com]

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