A quiet and unusually early Friday morning practice for GP2 at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir for GP2 saw Max Chilton post an early lap time of 1m42.136s that no one would top.

A sole red flag punctuated proceedings after 20 minutes when Jolyon Palmer stopped out on track at the exit of turn 8.

Practice times

1. Max Chilton Carlin 1m42.136s (4 laps)
2. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m 42.436s + 0.300s (6 laps)
3. Luiz Razia Arden 1m 42.691s + 0.555s (4 laps)
4. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 42.793s + 0.657s (9 laps)
5. Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1m 42.883s + 0.747s (9 laps)
6. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 42.947s + 0.811s (5 laps)
7. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 43.008s + 0.872s (10 laps)
8. Marcus Ericsson iSport 1m 43.051s + 0.915s (4 laps)
9. Brendon Hartley Ocean 1m 43.076s + 0.940s (6 laps)
10. Fabrizio Crestani Lazarus 1m 43.109s + 0.973s (8 laps)
11. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 43.193s + 1.057s (3 laps)
12. Stefano Coletti Coloni 1m 43.277s + 1.141s (12 laps)
13. Fabio Onidi Coloni 1m 43.283s + 1.147s (11 laps)
14. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham 1m 43.311s + 1.175s (12 laps)
15. Dani Clos Addax 1m 43.405s + 1.269s (5 laps)
16. Simon Trummer Arden 1m 43.522s + 1.386s (5 laps)
17. Nigel Melker Ocean 1m 43.573s + 1.437s (5 laps)
18. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 43.852s + 1.716s (4 laps)
19. Giancarlo Serenelli Lazarus 1m 44.613s + 2.477s (9 laps)
20. Johnny Cecotto Addax 1m 45.449s + 3.313s (3 laps)
21. Stephane Richelmi Trident 1m 46.271s + 4.135s (5 laps)
22. Jolyon Palmer iSport 1m 53.449s + 11.313s (3 laps)
23. Julian Leal Trident 1m 57.225s + 15.089s (6 laps)
24. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus No time (1 lap)
25. James Calado Lotus No time (2 laps)
26. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax No time (0 laps)