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Valencia - Friday practice

Marcus Ericsson pipped Davide Valsecchi for the top time in Friday morning practice, on a dusty track under cloudy skies buffeted by high winds.
Marcus Ericsson got iSport off on a good start for the Valencia weekend, with the top time in Friday morning practice ahead of DAMS' Davide Valsecchi.

Giedo van der Garde (Caterham) posted a late flier to claim third place in the timings, while Ericsson's team mate Jolyon Palmer settled for a strong fourth.

There was a six minute red flag during the session, caused by Caterham Racing's Rodolfo Gonazalez losing the backend of his Caterham over the curbs into turn 12.

Practice times

1. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport 1m 48.088s (12 laps)
2. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m 48.251s + 0.163s (11 laps)
3. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1m 48.264s + 0.176s (10 laps)
4. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport 1m 48.266s + 0.178s (10 laps)
5. #1 Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax 1m 48.472s + 0.384s (10 laps)
6. #26 Max Chilton Carlin 1m 48.534s + 0.446s (10 laps)
7. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 48.627s + 0.539s (7 laps)
8. #9 James Calado Lotus GP 1m 48.862s + 0.774s (10 laps)
9. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 48.939s + 0.851s (12 laps)
10. #14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1m 49.044s + 0.956s (11 laps)
11. #16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing 1m 49.178s + 1.090s (12 laps)
12. #2 Josef Kral Barwa Addax 1m 49.303s + 1.215s (11 laps)
13. #23 Luiz Razia Arden 1m 49.382s + 1.294s (6 laps)
14. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 49.461s + 1.373s (12 laps)
15. #22 Simon Trummer Arden 1m 49.603s + 1.515s (6 laps)
16. #18 Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela Lazarus GP 1m 49.605s + 1.517s (12 laps)
17. #21 Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 49.693s + 1.605s (13 laps)
18. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1m 49.798s + 1.710s (10 laps)
19. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1m 49.994s + 1.906s (9 laps)
20. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 50.126s + 2.038s (8 laps)
21. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing 1m 50.343s + 2.255s (13 laps)
22. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing 1m 50.467s + 2.379s (10 laps)
23. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing 1m 51.408s + 3.320s (12 laps)
24. #20 Daniël de Jong Rapax 1m 51.480s + 3.392s (14 laps)
25. #19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Lazarus GP 1m 53.161s + 5.073s (10 laps)
26. #11 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 2m 03.746s + 15.658s (5 laps)



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Marcus Ericsson (SWE, iSport International) during day 1 of GP2 Series Pre-Season Testing at Jerez, Spain - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/ GP2 Series 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.)
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.)
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.)
Daniel Abt (GER, Hilmer Motorsport), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) & Artem Markelov (RUS, RT RUSSIAN TIME) at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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