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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.]
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) celebrates in parc ferme after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) celebrates on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) celebrate on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) in Parc Ferme after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates in Parc Ferme after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates with champagne on the podium after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Photo: Alastair Staley/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International), Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) on the podium after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) on the feature race podium at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates win with his father Jonathan at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014.(Photo: Steven Tee/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates victory at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Steven Tee/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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