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Barcelona - Qualifying times

Lotus GP's James Calado timed his qualifying run to perfection and avoided the problems that hit so many of the front runners to claim pole ahead of Fabio Leimer.
A Barcelona GP2 qualifying session dominated by the timing of when to make the sole flying lap offered by the soft compound option tyres saw James Calado win the lottery and pop into the top spot with a time of 1:30.655s.

With the grip rapidly fading from the Catalunya circuit as the session wore on, Fabio Leimer was one of the few drivers to manage to improve his time and pop into second position by the end, to start the Saturday feature race from the front row alongside Calado.

Qualifying times

1. James Calado Lotus GP 1:30.655s (6 laps)
2. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:30.865s + 0.210s (10 laps)
3. Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:30.902s + 0.247s (9 laps)
4. Max Chilton Carlin 1:30.962s + 0.307s (10 laps)
5. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:31.006s + 0.351s (9 laps)
6. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:31.167s + 0.512s (9 laps)
7. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:31.212s + 0.557s (12 laps)
8. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:31.212s + 0.557s (12 laps)
9. Jolyon Palmer iSport 1:31.269s + 0.614s (11 laps)
10. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1:31.308s + 0.653s (8 laps)
11. Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1:31.320s + 0.665s (11 laps)
12. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing 1:31.332s + 0.677s (10 laps)
13. Luiz Razia Arden 1:31.377s + 0.722s (10 laps)
14. Marcus Ericsson iSport 1:31.391s + 0.736s (12 laps)
15. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax 1:31.565s + 0.910s (9 laps)
16. Josef Kral Barwa Addax 1:31.599s + 0.944s (9 laps)
17. Fabrizio Crestani Lazarus 1:31.677s + 1.022s (13 laps)
18. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:31.682s + 1.027s (11 laps)
19. Simon Trummer Arden 1:31.939s + 1.284s (13 laps)
20. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1:31.966s + 1.311s (10 laps)
21. Victor Guerin Ocean Racing 1:32.270s + 1.615s (13 laps)
22. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:32.325s + 1.670s (11 laps)
23. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:32.691s + 2.036s (11 laps)
24. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:33.010s + 2.355s (12 laps)
25. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:33.083s + 2.428s (8 laps)
26. Giancarlo Serenelli Lazarus 1:33.329s + 2.674s (10 laps)



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James Calado (GBR, Lotus GP). [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
James Calado (GBR, Lotus GP). [World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Media Service.]
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the second of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing on Thursday, April 17 2014. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the second of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing on Thursday, April 17 2014. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the second of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing on Thursday, April 17 2014. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing on Wednesday, April 16 2014. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Ivan Taranov (RUS, Hilmer Motorsport) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
The Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Pit Lane sign at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) & Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) during qualifying at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 4 April 2014. Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)

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