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Monaco - Thursday practice

Quick action by track workers clearing an earlier incident allowed Johnny Cecotto and Davide Valsecchi to complete their flying laps and top the Thursday practice session.
Barwa Addax's Johnny Cecotto set the fastest time of Thursday morning practice in Monaco, closely followed by DAMS' Davide Valsecchi, after both men were the beneficiaries of some fast clean-up work by track officials that removed a local yellow flag in time for them to complete their final flying laps at full speed.

Two drivers who had previously topped the timesheets during the session - Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing) and Josef Kral (Barwa Addax) - had early finishes to their session after spins. But the worst hit by the morning was Lotus GP's Esteban Gutiérrez who hit the Armco barrier at Ste Devote shortly after the session got underway.

Practice times

1. #1 Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax 1m22.075s (16 laps)
2. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m 22.745s + 0.670s (18 laps)
3. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 22.750s + 0.675s (14 laps)
4. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1m 22.757s + 0.682s (12 laps)
5. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport 1m 22.842s + 0.767s (17 laps)
6. #23 Luiz Razia Arden 1m 23.104s + 1.029s (17 laps)
7. #14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1m 23.343s + 1.268s (15 laps)
8. #26 Max Chilton Carlin 1m 23.429s + 1.354s (15 laps)
9. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 23.445s + 1.370s (18 laps)
10. #2 Josef Kral Barwa Addax 1m 23.463s + 1.388s (14 laps)
11. #21 Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 23.626s + 1.551s (16 laps)
12. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport 1m 24.009s + 1.934s (14 laps)
13. #9 James Calado Lotus GP 1m 24.062s + 1.987s (21 laps)
14. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing 1m 24.125s + 2.050s (20 laps)
15. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 24.154s + 2.079s (19 laps)
16. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1m 24.160s + 2.085s (18 laps)
17. #16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing 1m 24.268s + 2.193s (16 laps)
18. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing 1m 24.315s + 2.240s (17 laps)
19. #11 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1m 24.400s + 2.325s (17 laps)
20. #22 Simon Trummer Arden 1m 24.629s + 2.554s (20 laps)
21. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing 1m 24.868s + 2.793s (18 laps)
22. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 25.748s + 3.673s (19 laps)
23. #18 Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela Lazarus GP 1m 25.827s + 3.752s (20 laps)
24. #20 Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1m 26.680s + 4.605s (19 laps)
25. #19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Lazarus GP 1m 29.407s + 7.332s (7 laps)
26. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1m 36.944s + 14.869s (3 laps)



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Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) who was among those penalised for causing an accident during the qualifying session. 2011 GP2 Series. Round 3. Monte Carlo, Monaco. 26th May 2011. Thursday Qualifying. [Picture credit: Charles Coates/GP2 Media Service.]
Charles Pic (FRA, Barwa Addax Team) on track at Monaco. 2011 GP2 Series. Round 3. Monte Carlo, Monaco. May 2011. [Picture credit: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service.]
Esteban Ocon (FRS, DAMS) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Esteban Ocon (FRS, DAMS) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Esteban Ocon (FRS, DAMS) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 29 November 2014. (Photo: Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Esteban Ocon (FRA, DAMS) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 28 November 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Esteban Ocon (FRA, DAMS) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 28 November 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Esteban Ocon (FRS, DAMS) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 28 November 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action in practice at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action in practice at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) during practice at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) during practice at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) in action during practice at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) in action during practice at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Jenzer Motorsport) during practice at Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) during practice at Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) during practice at Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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