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Barcelona - Qualifying times

Jules Bianchi put Lotus ART in pole position for Saturday's feature race, but was then handed a ten-place grid penalty that gave pole to Giedo van der Garde.
Jules Bianchi put in a terrific early lap to stake his claim to pole position by just pipping Netherlands' driver Giedo van der Garde's time in the opening moments of qualifying while the track was still relatively clear.

Unfortunately he was judged to have improved his laptime while yellow flags were out for Fabio Leimer, who had ground to a halt into turn 6 on his exit lap and whose Rapax was still being recovered by marshalls on track when Bianchi set his time. He was penalised ten grid positions as a result.

That put van der Garde on pole alongside iSport's Sam Bird, while Charles Pic will now start from third. Romain Grosjean, polesitter and feature race winner in Turkey and who put in the fastest time by some margin in the morning practice session, had suffered in traffic in the session but as a result Bianchi's penalty will now start alongside Pic from the second row of the grid.

Session report also available.

Qualifying times

1. Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 1:30.369s (8 laps) *
2. Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax 1:30.473s + 0.104s (6 laps)
3. Sam Bird iSport International 1:30.488s + 0.119s (10 laps)
4. Charles Pic Barwa Addax 1:30.616s + 0.247s (11 laps)
5. Romain Grosjean Dams 1:30.807s + 0.438s (12 laps)
6. Davide Valsecchi Team AirAsia 1:30.820s + 0.451s (11 laps)
7. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1:30.927s + 0.558s (12 laps)
8. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:30.935s + 0.566s (10 laps)
9. Stefano Coletti Trident 1:30.974s + 0.605s (11 laps)
10. Luca Filippi Super Nova 1:31.084s + 0.715s (12 laps)
11. Max Chilton Carlin 1:31.192s + 0.823s (12 laps)
12. Josef Kral Arden International 1:31.447s + 1.078s (12 laps)
13. Luiz Razia Team AirAsia 1:31.513s + 1.144s (11 laps)
14. Michael Herck Coloni 1:31.527s + 1.158s (13 laps)
15. Alvaro Parente Racing Engineering 1:31.636s + 1.267s (12 laps)
16. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 1:31.645s + 1.276s (11 laps)
17. Kevin Ceccin Coloni 1:31.670s + 1.301s (13 laps)
18. Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident 1:31.694s + 1.325s (13 laps)
19. Kevin Mirocha Ocean Racing Technology 1:31.757s + 1.388s (6 laps)
20. Pal Varhaug Dams 1:31.779s + 1.410s (11 laps)
21. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova 1:31.821s + 1.452s (12 laps)
22. Jolyon Palmer Arden International 1:31.822s + 1.453s (12 laps)
23. Mikhail Aleshin Carlin 1:31.977s + 1.608s (12 laps)
24. Julian Leal Rapax 1:32.934s + 2.565s (8 laps) *
25. Johnny Cecotto Jr Ocean Racing Technology 1:33.246s + 2.877s (7 laps)
26. Fabio Leimer Rapax (1 lap)

* = Will be demoted ten places on the starting grid



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2011 GP2 Series. Round 2. Circuit de Catalunya, Spain. 20th May 2011. Friday Practice. Jules Bianchi (FRA,Lotus ART). [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
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Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) at Silverstone International Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England Saturday 5 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) at Silverstone International Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England Saturday 5 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP), leads Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) & Jann Mardenborough (GBR, Arden International) into turn 1 in the first GP3 race of the weekend at Silverstone International Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England Saturday 5 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) claims pole at Silverstone International Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England Saturday 5 July 2014 (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Saturday 10 May 2014. (Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/GP3 Series Media Service.)
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The start of race 2 at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 22 June 2014.  (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident), wins ahead of Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 22 June 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident), wins the sprint race at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 22 June 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident), Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering), on the podium after the sprint race at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 22 June 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) in action at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Saturday 21 June 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), takes pole at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Saturday 21 June 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)

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