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Abu Dhabi GP2 Final - Qualifying times

Fabio Leimer claimed pole position for the Saturday race of the GP2 Final weekend, and will start on the front row of the grid alongside Dani Clos.
Fabio Leimer managed to claim pole position for the Saturday afternoon GP2 Final feature race by a convincing margin in the end, with a lap of 1:49.363s. But he was made to work for it by Josef Kral whose early time of 1:49.612s set a difficult benchmark for anyone to better for the remainder of the thirty minute session.

Dani Clos also made a late improvement to nip in front of Kral by four hundredths of a second, with Kral having to settle for third place on the grid alongside Luiz Razia.

Qualifying times

1. #7 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:49.363s + 182.826s (11 laps)
2. #1 Dani Clos Rapax 1:49.570s + 0.207s (12 laps)
3. #14 Josef Král Arden International 1:49.612s + 0.249s (11 laps)
4. #27 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia 1:49.649s + 0.286s (10 laps)
5. #4 Jolyon Palmer Barwa Addax Team 1:49.697s + 0.334s (12 laps)
6. #24 Max Chilton Carlin 1:49.737s + 0.374s (12 laps)
7. #18 Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni 1:49.751s + 0.388s (12 laps)
8. #6 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus ART 1:49.822s + 0.459s (9 laps)
9. #9 Tom Dillmann iSport International 1:50.070s + 0.707s (11 laps)
10. #19 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:50.070s + 0.707s (10 laps)
11. #5 James Calado Lotus ART 1:50.074s + 0.711s (11 laps)
12. #12 Nigel Melker DAMS 1:50.147s + 0.784s (11 laps)
13. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:50.230s + 0.867s (11 laps)
14. #26 Alexander Rossi Caterham Team AirAsia 1:50.236s + 0.873s (11 laps)
15. #23 Antonio Felix Da Costa Ocean 1:50.276s + 0.913s (12 laps)
16. #8 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1:50.296s + 0.933s (11 laps)
17. #3 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team 1:50.374s + 1.011s (12 laps)
18. #20 Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:50.374s + 1.011s (14 laps)
19. #11 Rio Haryanto DAMS 1:50.515s + 1.152s (11 laps)
20. #21 Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:50.600s + 1.237s (12 laps)
21. #16 Giacomo Ricci Super Nova Racing 1:50.074s + 0.711s (12 laps) *
22. #15 Simon Trummer Arden International 1:50.752s + 1.389s (11 laps)
23. #17 Fabio Onidi Super Nova Racing 1:51.052s + 1.689s (13 laps)
24. #25 Jan Charouz Carlin 1:51.407s + 2.044s (12 laps)
25. #2 Mihai Marinescu Rapax 1:51.893s + 2.530s (13 laps)
26. #22 Nicolas Marroc Ocean 1:52.550s + 3.187s (10 laps) *

* = includes a ten-place grid penalty



Related Pictures

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Dani Clos (ESP) during GP2 Testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.]
Josef Kral (CZE) during GP2 Testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.]
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) on track in practice for the GP2 Final at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 11th November 2011. [Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
The car of Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) is retrieved after a first lap accident at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) crosses the line at the end of race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with team mate Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) celebrates after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with his father Jonathan after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Race winner Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & runner-up Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrate with champagne after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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