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Yas Marina GP2 test times - February 2

Times and track conditions from the first GP2 testing session of 2011 held at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
The first GP2 Asia Series pre-season testing event was held on Wednesday, February 2 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. All thirteen teams were present and undertook some laps, including newcomers to the series Carlin and Team AirAsia.

Conditions were initially sunny but very dusty after a sandstorm the previous day. As a result, the morning session was cut short by half an hour to allow more cleaning time. In the afternoon, the session started with some light rain falling which made the conditions more problematic for everyone. Times fell as the track dried, and testing was extended by an hour to allow everyone to get runs in.

The next test session will be tomorrow, Thursday February 3 commencing at 9am local time.

Morning session:

1. Stefano Coletti Trident Racing 1m 54.161s (8 laps)
2. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 54.810s (5 laps)
3. Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Racing 1m 55.347s (8 laps)
4. Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax Team 1m 55.496s (5 laps)
5. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 55.803s (6 laps)
6. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1m 56.654s (7 laps)
7. Oliver Turvey Ocean Racing Technology 1m 57.134s (6 laps)
8. Charles Pic Barwa Addax Team 1m 57.408s (5 laps)
9. Andrea Caldarelli Ocean Racing Technology 1m 58.195s (7 laps)
10. Pal Varhaug Dams 1m 59.827s (8 laps)
11. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing 2m 00.373s (4 laps)
12. James Jakes Scuderia Coloni 2m 01.180s (3 laps)
13. Johnny Cecotto Super Nova Racing 2m 02.287s (5 laps)
14. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 2m 07.039s (4 laps)
15. Luiz Razia Team AirAsia 2m 19.672s (10 laps)
16. Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni (2 laps)
17. Marcus Ericsson iSport International (1 lap)
18. Sam Bird iSport International (1 lap)
19. Josef Kral Ardent International (1 lap)
20. Jolyon Palmer Arden International (1 lap)
21. Romain Grosjean Dams (1 lap)
22. Julian Leal Rapax (1 lap)
23. Mikhail Aleshin Carlin (1 lap)
24. Davide Valsecchi Team AirAsia (1 lap)
25. Fabio Leimer Rapax (0 laps)
26. Jules Bianchi Lotus ART (0 laps)

Afternoon session:

1. Romain Grosjean Dams 1m 49.768s (39 laps)
2. Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 1m 50.212s (30 laps)
3. Stefano Coletti Trident Racing 1m 50.388s (9 laps)
4. Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax Team 1m 50.474s (21 laps)
5. Charles Pic Barwa Addax Team 1m 50.477s (20 laps)
6. Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni 1m 50.526s (29 laps)
7. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1m 50.580s (16 laps)
8. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 1m 50.727s (31 laps)
9. Josef Kral Arden International 1m 50.820s (17 laps)
10. Oliver Turvey Ocean Racing Technology 1m 50.992s (19 laps)
11. Davide Valsecchi Team AirAsia 1m 51.004s (21 laps)
12. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 51.046s (22 laps)
13. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 51.111s (17 laps)
14. Julian Leal Rapax 1m 51.127s (19 laps)
15. Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Racing 1m 51.169s (29 laps)
16. Pal Varhaug Dams 1m 51.362s (30 laps)
17. Andrea Caldarelli Ocean Racing Technology 1m 51.396s (26 laps)
18. Luiz Razia Team AirAsia 1m 51.505s (32 laps)
19. Fabio Leimer Rapax 1m 51.636s (21 laps)
20. Jolyon Palmer Arden International 1m 51.662s (25 laps)
21. Mikhail Aleshin Carlin 1m 51.765s (17 laps)
22. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing 1m 52.021s (23 laps)
23. Johnny Cecotto Super Nova Racing 1m 52.206s (30 laps)
24. James Jakes Scuderia Coloni 1m 52.587s (9 laps)
25. Sam Bird iSport International 1m 52.616s (4 laps)
26. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 2m 05.096s (21 laps)



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Sunset over Yas Marina   [pic credit: GP2]
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Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) battle for the lead at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), takes the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) and Alex Fontana, (SUI, ART Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing), Dino Zamparelli (GBR, ART Grand Prix) & Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix), on the podium at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 23 August 2014 (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Friday 22 August 2014 (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering), celebrates his win on the podium at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 23 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) celebrates his win on the podium with Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) and Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 23 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) celebrates his win on the podium with Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) and Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 23 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) during practice at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Friday 22 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) during practice at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Friday 22 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)

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