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Silverstone - Qualifying times

8 July 2011

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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