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Silverstone - Practice times

Sam Bird put his home advantage to good effect to top the practice timesheets ahead of Romain Grosjean and Marcus Ericsson, on a drying Silverstone track.
Drying conditions at Silverstone meant that the first half of practice was a relatively subdued affair before the field came out on slick tyres and started to put in competitive times. Dams' Romain Grosjean looked to be on top of proceedings as was the first man under 1:42, but in the final moments he was eclipsed by a lap of 1:41.763s by Britain's Sam Bird at his home race.

Bird's iSport team mate Marcus Ericsson finished third with a 1:42.293, while Grosjean's championship rival Giedo van der Garde ended up in eighth place and more significantly in the barriers after losing the Barwa Addax through turn 15 in the final seconds of the session.

Practice times

1. #9 Sam Bird iSport 1:41.763s + 208.401s (10 laps)
2. #11 Romain Grosjean Dams 1:41.936s + 0.173s (11 laps)
3. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport 1:42.293s + 0.530s (8 laps)
4. #27 Davide Valsecchi Caterham Team AirAsia 1:42.305s + 0.542s (11 laps)
5. #17 Luca Filippi Super Nova 1:42.577s + 0.814s (13 laps)
6. #6 Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 1:42.668s + 0.905s (11 laps)
7. #24 Max Chilton Carlin 1:42.787s + 1.024s (11 laps)
8. #4 Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax 1:42.794s + 1.031s (8 laps)
9. #26 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia 1:42.840s + 1.077s (12 laps)
10. #5 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 1:42.933s + 1.170s (12 laps)
11. #3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax 1:42.949s + 1.186s (8 laps)
12. #8 Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 1:42.978s + 1.215s (9 laps)
13. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni 1:43.093s + 1.330s (11 laps)
14. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax 1:43.128s + 1.365s (12 laps)
15. #21 Stefano Coletti Trident Racing 1:43.250s + 1.487s (12 laps)
16. #7 Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1:43.291s + 1.528s (9 laps)
17. #2 Julian Leal Rapax 1:43.544s + 1.781s (10 laps)
18. #12 Pal Varhaug Dams 1:43.574s + 1.811s (11 laps)
19. #20 Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Racing 1:43.614s + 1.851s (13 laps)
20. #15 Jolyon Palmer Arden 1:43.616s + 1.853s (11 laps)
21. #14 Josef Kral Arden 1:43.737s + 1.974s (12 laps)
22. #19 Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni 1:44.053s + 2.290s (14 laps)
23. #23 Johnny Cecotto Ocean Racing Technology 1:44.188s + 2.425s (9 laps)
24. #25 Alvaro Parente Carlin 1:44.316s + 2.553s (10 laps)
25. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing 1:44.389s + 2.626s (13 laps)
26. #22 Kevin Mirocha Ocean Racing Technology 1:46.477s + 4.714s (7 laps)



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Sam Bird (GBR, iSport International) on track in the iSport at Silverstone. July 2011. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) crosses the line at the end of race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with team mate Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) celebrates after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with his father Jonathan after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Race winner Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & runner-up Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrate with champagne after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) sprays champagne on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) & Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) celebrates in Parc Ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) heads to the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing), Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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