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Monaco - Qualifying times

The first-ever two-part qualifying session format in GP2 proved a success, not only greatly reducing congestion and incidents but also throwing up surprising winners.
The new two-part qualifying session format introduced for Monaco to tackle the traffic congestion issues that beset the 2011 event ended up providing not just one but two last-second surprise group winners.

Carlin's Max Chilton stole the top spot in Group A by unexpectedly topping Caterham Racing's Giedo van der Garde with his final run, while in the second a late red flag led to a sudden death one-lap shoot-out that saw Johnny Cecotto Jr. set the fastest time of the afternoon ahead of Max Chilton to claim overall pole position for Friday's feature race.

Starting grid

1. Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax Group B
2. Max Chilton Carlin Group A
3. Marcus Ericsson iSport Group B
4. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing Group A
5. Luiz Razia Arden Group B
6. Jolyon Palmer iSport Group A
7. Davide Valsecchi DAMS Group B
8. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Group A
9. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering Group B
10. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus GP Group A
11. Tom Dillmann Rapax Group B
12. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni Group A
13. James Calado Lotus GP Group B
14. Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing Group A
15. Julian Leal Trident Racing Group B
16. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering Group A
17. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing Group B
18. Felipe Nasr DAMS Group A
19. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Group B
20. Simon Trummer Arden Group A
21. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni Group B
22. Fabrizio Crestani Group A
23. Rio Haryanto Carlin Group B
24. Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Group A
25. Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Lazarus GP Group B
26. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax Group A

Qualifying times

Group A

1. #26 Max Chilton Carlin 1:21.320s (10 laps)
2. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:21.475s -0.155s (10 laps)
3. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport 1:21.530s -0.210s (10 laps)
4. #2 Josef Kral Barwa Addax 1:21.776s -0.456s (8 laps)
5. #10 Esteban Gutierrez Lotus GP 1:21.796s -0.476s (10 laps)
6. #14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:22.174s -0.854s (10 laps)
7. #16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:22.326s -1.006s (10 laps)
8. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1:22.475s -1.155s (9 laps)
9. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:22.650s -1.330s (10 laps)
10. #22 Simon Trummer Arden 1:22.997s -1.677s (10 laps)
11. #18 Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela Lazarus GP 1:23.193s -1.873s (10 laps)
12. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing 1:23.792s -2.472s (8 laps)
13. #20 Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:25.661s -4.341s (10 laps)

Group B

1. #1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax 1:21.195s (9 laps)
2. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport 1:21.249s -0.054s (9 laps)
3. #23 Luiz Razia Arden 1:21.858s -0.663s (10 laps)
4. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:21.912s -0.717s (10 laps)
5. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:22.053s -0.858s (10 laps)
6. #21 Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:22.288s -1.093s (11 laps)
7. #9 James Calado Lotus GP 1:22.598s -1.403s (10 laps)
8. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:22.762s -1.567s (11 laps)
9. #11 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1:22.873s -1.678s (7 laps)
10. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing 1:22.996s -1.801s (10 laps)
11. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:23.020s -1.825s (10 laps)
12. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:23.539s -2.344s (10 laps)
13. #19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Lazarus GP 1:25.907s -4.712s (9 laps)



Related Pictures

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Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Barwa Addax Team) celebrates in Monaco. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Max Chilton (GBR, Carlin) on track on Monaco. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Max Chilton (GBR, Carlin) on track on Monaco. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Max Chilton (GBR, Carlin) in Monaco. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
The car of Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) is retrieved after a first lap accident at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) crosses the line at the end of race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with team mate Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) celebrates after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with his father Jonathan after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Race winner Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & runner-up Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrate with champagne after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) sprays champagne on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) & Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) claims pole in qualifying at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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