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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.]
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Esteban Ocon (FRS, DAMS) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
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Alex Palou (ESP, Trident) during GP3 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Palou (ESP, Trident) during GP3 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Palou (ESP, Trident) during GP3 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Palou (ESP, Trident) during GP3 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) during GP3 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) during GP3 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) during GP3 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) during GP3 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) during GP3 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Thursday 27 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Antonio Fuoco (ITA, ART Grand Prix) during GP3 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Norman Nato (FRA, Russian Time) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 28 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Esteban Ocon (FRA, DAMS) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 28 November 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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