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Barcelona - Test times - March 7

Lotus GP's Esteban Gutiérrez went to the top of the timesheets on the second day of pre-season testing at Barcelona, with a lap just 0.004s ahead of Caterham's Giedo van der Garde.
Esteban Gutiérrez's morning lap time of 1:28.740s proved to be the fastest of the second day of GP2 pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya just outside Barcelona in Spain, but it was only four thousandths of a second faster than the time set by Caterham Racing's experienced driver Giedo Van der Garde.

In the afternoon, Julian Leal went to the top of the timesheets with a lap of 1m 29.653 almost a second outside of the fastest morning times. Ocean Racing's Nigel Melker also had a good afternoon, slotting into second less than three hundredths back from Leal.

The final day of pre-season testing starts tomorrow at 9am local time. After that, the cars get crated up for transportation to the season opener at Sepang, Malaysia in March 24.

Morning results

1. Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1m 28.740 (36 laps)
2. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1m 28.744 (30 laps)
3. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 28.748 (29 laps)
4. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m 28.785 (25 laps)
5. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1m 29.047 (24 laps)
6. Luiz Razia Arden International 1m 29.065 (35 laps)
7. James Calado Lotus GP 1m 29.100 (37 laps)
8. Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 29.150 (22 laps)
9. Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1m 29.195 (21 laps)
10. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1m 29.198 (27 laps)
11. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 29.289 (26 laps)
12. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 29.339 (28 laps)
13. Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 29.397 (29 laps)
14. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 29.515 (26 laps)
15. Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1m 29.533 (30 laps)
16. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1m 29.540 (28 laps)
17. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1m 29.547 (27 laps)
18. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Team 1m 29.621 (32 laps)
19. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 29.865 (35 laps)
20. Simon Trummer Arden International 1m 29.881 (33 laps)
21. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1m 30.169 (36 laps)
22. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team 1m 30.200 (28 laps)
23. Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1m 30.553 (24 laps)
24. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1m 30.747 (6 laps)
25. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1m 31.220 (22 laps)
26. Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 32.740 (37 laps)

Afternoon results

1. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1m 29.653 (42 laps)
2. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1m 29.680 (16 laps)
3. Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1m 29.860 (37 laps)
4. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Team 1m 29.924 (27 laps)
5. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 29.937 (23 laps)
6. Luiz Razia Arden International 1m 29.970 (30 laps)
7. Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1m 30.259 (34 laps)
8. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1m 31.877 (28 laps)
9. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 32.581 (30 laps)
10. Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1m 32.613 (47 laps)
11. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 32.751 (36 laps)
12. Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 32.842 (21 laps)
13. Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 33.089 (24 laps)
14. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1m 33.154 (30 laps)
15. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1m 33.225 (37 laps)
16. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1m 33.387 (48 laps)
17. Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1m 33.410 (41 laps)
18. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 33.461 (32 laps)
19. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m 33.485 (32 laps)
20. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 33.485 (37 laps)
21. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1m 33.616 (33 laps)
22. James Calado Lotus GP 1m 33.677 (49 laps)
23. Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 33.751 (45 laps)
24. Simon Trummer Arden International 1m 33.761 (52 laps)
25. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team 1m 34.542 (34 laps)
26. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1m 35.054 (47 laps)



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Giedo van der Garde (NED, Caterham Racing) in action on day 2 of 2012 GP2 Series Testing. Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 7th March 2012. [World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Series Media Service.]
Esteban Gutierrez (MEX, Lotus GP) in action on day 2 of 2012 GP2 Series Testing. Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 7th March 2012. [World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Series 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.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) sprays champagne on the podium 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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