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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.]
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) during practice at Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. Friday 18 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN) Trident
Johnny Cecotto (VEN) Trident
Johnny Cecotto (VEN) Trident
Johnny Cecotto (VEN) Trident
Johnny Cecotto (VEN) Trident
Johnny Cecotto (VEN) Trident
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) & Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) celebrate on the podium at Silverstone International Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England Sunday 6 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) during practice at Silverstone International Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England. (Photo: GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) during practice at Silverstone International Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England. (Photo: Jakob Ebrey/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) during practice at Silverstone International Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England. (Photo: GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident), wins ahead of Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 22 June 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident), wins the sprint race at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 22 June 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident), Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering), on the podium after the sprint race at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 22 June 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) in action at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Saturday 21 June 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) in action at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Saturday 21 June 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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