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Bahrain - Friday practice

Davide Valsecchi quickly mastered the dusty Bahrain International Circuit to go comfortably clear at the top of the Friday morning GP2 practice session timesheets.
DAMS looked well on the pace at Sakhir, in the first session of GP2 track activity in Bahrain in Friday morning practice.

Davide Valsecchi's lap of 1:41.417 was 0.671s clear of Max Chilton, with Johnny Ceotto Jr. just 0.026s ahead of Valsecchi's rookie team mate Felipe Nasr in fourth place.

Practice times

1. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m 41.417s (12 laps)
2. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 42.088s + 0.671s (9 laps)
3. Johnny Cecotto Jr. Addax 1m 42.294s + 0.877s (9 laps)
4. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 42.320s + 0.903s (12 laps)
5. Luiz Razia Arden 1m 42.390s + 0.973s (12 laps)
6. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 42.411s + 0.994s (6 laps)
7. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus 1m 42.649s + 1.232s (12 laps)
8. James Calado Lotus 1m 42.853s + 1.436s (11 laps)
9. Dani Clos Addax 1m 42.918s + 1.501s (11 laps)
10. Fabio Onidi Coloni 1m 42.963s + 1.546s (10 laps)
11. Marcus Ericsson iSport 1m 43.047s + 1.630s (12 laps)
12. Julian Leal Trident 1m 43.082s + 1.665s (13 laps)
13. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 43.139s + 1.722s (6 laps)
14. Stefano Coletti Coloni 1m 43.235s + 1.818s (13 laps)
15. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 43.289s + 1.872s (12 laps)
16. Simon Trummer Arden 1m 43.377s + 1.960s (9 laps)
17. Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1m 43.470s + 2.053s (12 laps)
18. Stephane Richelmi Trident 1m 43.485s + 2.068s (12 laps)
19. Fabrizio Crestani Lazarus 1m 43.532s + 2.115s (10 laps)
20. Jolyon Palmer iSport 1m 43.542s + 2.125s (10 laps)
21. Ricardo Gonzalez Caterham 1m 43.726s + 2.309s (12 laps)
22. Brendon Hartley Ocean 1m 43.754s + 2.337s (14 laps)
23. Nigel Melker Ocean 1m 43.974s + 2.557s (13 laps)
24. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 44.112s + 2.685s (4 laps)
25. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1m 44.137s + 2.720s (14 laps)
26. Giancarlo Serenelli Lazarus 1m 44.697s + 3.280s (13 laps)



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Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) prepares for a run at Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 23rd March 2012. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.]
Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) on track for day 3 of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain - Thursday, March 1. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.]
Simon Trummer (SUI, Rapax), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Julian Leal (COL, Carlin) at the start of Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), 1st, Simon Trummer (SUI, Rapax), 2nd, & Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), 3rd, take the chequered flag at the end of Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), celebrates his win in parc ferme after Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), celebrates his win with his mechanics after Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer, Simon Trummer and Julian Leal celebrate on the podium after Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), receives his 3rd place trophy after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), is interviewed on the podium after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), is interviewed on the podium after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), walks to the podium after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), on the podium after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), leads Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) from the start during Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
The Safety Car leads Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) during Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) during Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), celebrates his win in parc ferme after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), celebrates his win with his team after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)

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