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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.]
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) celebrates in parc ferme after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) celebrates on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) celebrate on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates in Parc Ferme after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) on the feature race podium at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) takes the flag as he wins race 1 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) celebrates winning pole position at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) celebrates winning pole position at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Takuya Izawa (JPN, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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