Drier conditions didn't prevent the first qualifying session of the 2011 GP2 European series from featuring three red flag stoppages for incidents involving Davide Valsecchi, Mikhail Aleshin and Michael Herck. Romain Grosjean put Dams on top at the midpoint of the session, and he held on to the top spot until the final red flag ended the qualifying session slightly before the full scheduled half hour running time.

Current GP2 champion Christian Vietoris, who was fastest in this morning's wet free practice session, had an early spin during the session and ended up in ninth place on the starting grid of the feature race at Istanbul Park, Turkey, which starts on Saturday at 1.40pm British time, 3.40pm local time.

More session details available in the news section.

Qualifying times

1. Romain Grosjean Dams 1m 34.398 (11 laps)
2. Sam Bird iSport International 1m 34.483 +0.085 (13 laps)
3. Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing 1m 34.709 +0.311 (11 laps)
4. Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 1m 34.784 +0.386 (12 laps)
5. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1m 34.797 +0.399 (12 laps)
6. Luiz Razia Team AirAsia 1m 34.888 +0.49 (11 laps)
7. Charles Pic Barwa Addax Team 1m 34.954 +0.556 (13 laps)
8. Davide Valsecchi Team AirAsia 1m 34.975 +0.577 (13 laps)
9. Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 1m 34.981 +0.583 (11 laps)
10. Josef Kral Arden International 1m 35.050 +0.652 (11 laps)
11. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 35.110 +0.712 (11 laps)
12. Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax Team 1m 35.140 +0.742 (11 laps)
13. Jolyon Palmer Arden International 1m 35.159 +0.761 (12 laps)
14. Fabio Leimer Rapax 1m 35.164 +0.766 (13 laps)
15. Stefano Coletti Trident Racing 1m 35.182 +0.784 (11 laps)
16. Johnny Cecotto Jr Ocean Racing Technology 1m 35.360 +0.962 (11 laps)
17. Davide Rigon Scuderia Coloni 1m 35.369 +0.971 (14 laps)
18. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1m 35.375 +0.977 (13 laps)
19. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing 1m 35.428 +1.03 (13 laps)
20. Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni 1m 35.545 +1.147 (12 laps)
21. Pal Varhaug Dams 1m 35.681 +1.283 (12 laps)
22. Kevin Mirocha Ocean Racing Technology 1m 35.825 +1.427 (12 laps)
23. Mikhail Aleshin Carlin 1m 35.873 +1.475 (7 laps)
24. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 1m 35.973 +1.575 (13 laps)
25. Julian Leal Rapax 1m 36.168 +1.77 (11 laps)
26. Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Racing 1m 36.187 +1.789 (12 laps)

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