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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.]
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. ( Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) celebrates after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Colleti (MON, Racing Engineering), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) and Arthur Pic (FRE, Campos Racing) celebrate on the podium after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrates after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) and Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) at the start of race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) at the start of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) leads Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) in the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), takes the chequered flag in the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates after winning the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) on the podium after the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) celebrates on the podium after winning race 1 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP), Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) and Dino Zamparelli (GBR, ART Grand Prix) celebrate on the podium at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) in action at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 21 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) in action at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 21 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) clinches pole at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 21 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) in action at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 21 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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