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Spa-Francorchamps - Qualifying times

Racing Engineering's Christian Vietoris put in a searing lap to claim provisional pole position in wet conditions at Spa-Francorchamps, ahead of Luca Filippi and Charles Pic.
Christian Vietoris put Racing Engineering on pole position for the Spa feature race with a stunning lap of 2:18.345s in the final minutes of the wet Friday afternoon qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps, a staggering 1.4s ahead of Luca Filippi in second place.

Vietoris time was set while there were yellow flags out for Charles Pic, who had run out of fuel and rolled to a stop at Blanchimont in sector 3 leaving the track under local waved yellows. Stewards reviewed the data and determined that Vietoris had lifted sufficiently in the affected area and that the overall fastest time was the result of significantly improved track conditions in the final seconds.

Pic's times were subsequently disallowed because the lack of fuel left in the #3 meant there was nothing in the tank for mandatory post-session scrutineering. Pic will start from the back of the grid for the feature race on Saturday.

Qualifying times

1. #8 Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 2:18.345s (10 laps)
2. #19 Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni 2:19.779s + 1.434s (11 laps)
3. #3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax Team 2:20.056s + 1.711s (9 laps)
4. #5 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 2:20.211s + 1.866s (9 laps)
5. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni 2:20.748s + 2.403s (11 laps)
6. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport International 2:20.858s + 2.513s (11 laps)
7. #17 Adam Carroll Super Nova Racing 2:21.491s + 3.146s (10 laps)
8. #11 Romain Grosjean DAMS 2:21.715s + 3.370s (11 laps)
9. #23 Johnny Cecotto Ocean Racing Technology 2:21.753s + 3.408s (11 laps)
10. #6 Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 2:21.877s + 3.532s (10 laps)
11. #4 Giedo Van Der Garde Barwa Addax Team 2:21.956s + 3.611s (11 laps)
12. #22 Brendon Hartley Ocean Racing Technology 2:22.145s + 3.800s (12 laps)
13. #7 Dani Clos Racing Engineering 2:22.254s + 3.909s (10 laps)
14. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing 2:22.299s + 3.954s (12 laps)
15. #25 Mikhail Aleshin Carlin 2:22.326s + 3.981s (9 laps)
16. #14 Josef Kral Arden International 2:22.346s + 4.001s (11 laps)
17. #24 Max Chilton Carlin 2:22.573s + 4.228s (11 laps)
18. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax 2:22.623s + 4.278s (12 laps)
19. #20 Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Racing 2:22.655s + 4.310s (12 laps)
20. #26 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia 2:22.895s + 4.550s (12 laps)
21. #27 Davide Valsecchi Caterham Team AirAsia 2:23.364s + 5.019s (12 laps)
22. #9 Sam Bird iSport International 2:23.365s + 5.020s (5 laps)
23. #15 Jolyon Palmer Arden International 2:23.495s + 5.150s (11 laps)
24. #12 Pal Varhaug DAMS 2:23.830s + 5.485s (12 laps)
25. #21 Stefano Coletti Trident Racing 2:24.272s + 5.927s (9 laps)
26. #2 Julian Leal Rapax 2:24.832s + 6.487s (11 laps)

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Christian Vietoris (GER, Racing Engineering) in pit lane at Spa-Francorchamps. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]

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