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Turkey - Practice times

Christian Vietoris and Romain Grosjean set fast times late in the session as the Istanbul Park started to dry, allowing them to beat the earlier benchmark set by Giedo van der Garde.
Rain continued to play a major part in the GP2 free practice session at Istanbul Park in Turkey, with Christian Vietoris and Romain Grosjean setting late fast laptimes to bump Giedo van der Garde off the top spot.

Lotus ART's Jules Bianchi survived a scare through turn 9 that saw him lightly clip the barrier. Moments earlier his team mate Esteban Gutierrez had suffered a more serious accident at the same spot and put the car into the inside barrier in a copycat accident to that suffered by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in the earlier F1 first free practice.

Session report also available.

Practice times

1. Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 1m 43.399 (12 laps)
2. Romain Grosjean Dams 1m 43.618 + 0.219 (11 laps)
3. Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax Team 1m 43.992 + 0.593 (12 laps)
4. Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 1m 44.697 + 1.298 (11 laps)
5. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 44.745 + 1.346 (11 laps)
6. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1m 44.811 + 1.412 (7 laps)
7. Stefano Coletti Trident Racing 1m 45.066 + 1.667 (11 laps)
8. Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing 1m 45.135 + 1.736 (11 laps)
9. Fabio Leimer Rapax 1m 45.281 + 1.882 (11 laps)
10. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1m 45.354 + 1.955 (11 laps)
11. Davide Rigon Scuderia Coloni 1m 45.601 + 2.202 (12 laps)
12. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing 1m 45.744 + 2.345 (13 laps)
13. Johnny Cecotto Ocean Racing Technology 1m 45.770 + 2.371 (12 laps)
14. Sam Bird iSport International 1m 45.864 + 2.465 (10 laps)
15. Luiz Razia Team AirAsia 1m 45.888 + 2.489 (13 laps)
16. Mikhail Aleshin Carlin 1m 45.932 + 2.533 (10 laps)
17. Kevin Mirocha Ocean Racing Technology 1m 46.034 + 2.635 (12 laps)
18. Josef Kral Arden International 1m 46.202 + 2.803 (12 laps)
19. Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Racing 1m 46.420 + 3.021 (3 laps)
20. Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni 1m 46.493 + 3.094 (11 laps)
21. Pal Varhaug Dams 1m 46.641 + 3.242 (12 laps)
22. Charles Pic Barwa Addax Team 1m 46.991 + 3.592 (8 laps)
23. Davide Valsecchi Team Air Asia 1m 47.015 + 3.616 (11 laps)
24. Jolyon Palmer Arden International 1m 47.269 + 3.870 (12 laps)
25. Julian Leal Rapax 1m 47.608 + 4.209 (10 laps)
26. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 1m 49.251 + 5.852 (2 laps)



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Christian Vietoris, Racing Engineering [pic credit: Racing Engineering]
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