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Silverstone - Qualifying times

Rain meant that anyone who had not set a good time in the opening minutes of Friday afternoon's qualifying session will have to start from down the grid in the Saturday feature race.
Drivers and teams scrambled to set fast times before the weather closed in and deposited more rain on the already sodden Silverstone circuit, with Lotus ART's Jules Bianchi's early lap of 1:58.531s one of only six times under the two minute mark and the best time of anyone in the 30 minute session.

Alvaro Parente will start alongside him, while Romain Grosjean put up the third fastest time of the afternoon but still start from 13th after he serves a ten-place grid penalty for causing an avoidable accident in Valencia.

Fabio Leimer missed setting a 107% time before the rain and will have to be granted special dispensation to start the race from the back of the grid, while Kevin Mirocha did not take part because of a shoulder injury and will miss the race weekend.

Qualifying times

1. #5 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 1:58.531s + 178.920s (5 laps)
2. #25 Alvaro Parente Carlin 1:58.971s + 0.440s (5 laps)
3. #11 Romain Grosjean Dams 1:59.020s + 0.489s (7 laps) *
4. #8 Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 1:59.143s + 0.612s (5 laps)
5. #7 Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1:59.881s + 1.350s (5 laps)
6. #24 Max Chilton Carlin 1:59.952s + 1.421s (5 laps)
7. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport 2:00.044s + 1.513s (6 laps)
8. #6 Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 2:00.109s + 1.578s (5 laps)
9. #9 Sam Bird iSport 2:00.175s + 1.644s (5 laps)
10. #3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax Team 2:00.223s + 1.692s (4 laps)
11. #23 Johnny Cecotto Ocean Racing Technology 2:00.300s + 1.769s (9 laps)
12. #15 Jolyon Palmer Arden 2:00.462s + 1.931s (9 laps)
13. #27 Davide Valsecchi Caterham Team AirAsia 2:00.527s + 1.996s (9 laps)
14. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni 2:00.529s + 1.998s (5 laps)
15. #2 Julian Leal Rapax 2:00.927s + 2.396s (7 laps)
16. #12 Pal Varhaug Dams 2:01.203s + 2.672s (10 laps)
17. #17 Luca Filippi Super Nova 2:01.315s + 2.784s (8 laps)
18. #19 Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni 2:01.816s + 3.285s (7 laps)
19. #4 Giedo Van Der Garde Barwa Addax Team 2:01.894s + 3.363s (6 laps)
20. #26 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia 2:01.922s + 3.391s (10 laps)
21. #21 Stefano Coletti Trident 2:02.681s + 4.150s (9 laps)
22. #14 Josef Kral Arden 2:02.800s + 4.269s (9 laps)
23. #20 Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident 2:03.268s + 4.737s (10 laps)
24. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova 2:04.518s + 5.987s (8 laps)
25. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax 2:08.608s + 10.077s (10 laps) **
26. #22 Kevin Mirocha Ocean Racing Technology No time

* = must serve a ten place grid penalty
** = outside 107% time



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Jules Bianchi (FRA,Lotus ART) out on track at Silverstone. [Picture credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 25 July 2015. Matthew Parry (GBR, Koiranen GP) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Seb Morris (GBR, Status Grand Prix) &Matheo Tuscher (SUI, Jenzer Motorsport) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) leads Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) & Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) crosses the line and takes the chequered flag and the win. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) celebrates on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) celebrates on the podium with Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) and Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP). Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) celebrates on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) celebrates in parc ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International), locks a wheel leading Antonio Fuoco (ITA, Carlin), Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP), Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 25 July 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) celebrates his win on the podium with Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix). Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 25 July 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) celebrates his win on the podium with Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service

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