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Valencia - Qualifying times

James Calado took a surprise pole position as an early tyre gambit from Davide Valsecchi failed to pan out and others were hit by problems with traffic.
Lotus GP's James Calado will start from pole position in Valencia, after posting a time just seven thousandths of a second faster than DAMS' Felipe Nasr who will line up alongside him on the front row.

Davide Valsecchi's did to run supersoft tyres early in the session didn't quite work, and he will start from fourth place on the second row of the grid alongside Esteban Gutierrez.

Giancarlo Serenelli brought out the sole red flag of the session with an early spin at the entry to the bridge.

Qualifying times

1. #9 James Calado Lotus GP 1m 47.342s (12 laps)
2. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 47.349s + 0.007s (12 laps)
3. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1m 47.444s + 0.102s (12 laps)
4. #3 Davide Valsecchi * DAMS 1m 47.458s + 0.116s (13 laps)
5. #12 Giedo van der Garde * Caterham Racing 1m 47.543s + 0.201s (12 laps)
6. #26 Max Chilton Carlin 1m 47.674s + 0.332s (13 laps)
7. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 47.779s + 0.437s (13 laps)
8. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport 1m 47.801s + 0.459s (13 laps)
9. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport 1m 47.972s + 0.630s (13 laps)
10. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 47.996s + 0.654s (13 laps)
11. #23 Luiz Razia Arden 1m 48.155s + 0.813s (11 laps)
12. #21 Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 48.176s + 0.834s (12 laps)
13. #14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1m 48.222s + 0.880s (10 laps)
14. #16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing 1m 48.288s + 0.946s (13 laps)
15. #1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. * Barwa Addax 1m 48.390s + 1.048s (9 laps)
16. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 48.518s + 1.176s (8 laps)
17. #22 Simon Trummer * Arden 1m 48.565s + 1.223s (12 laps)
18. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1m 48.578s + 1.236s (13 laps)
19. #2 Josef Kral Barwa Addax 1m 48.626s + 1.284s (13 laps)
20. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing 1m 48.641s + 1.299s (13 laps)
21. #18 Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela Lazarus GP 1m 48.846s + 1.504s (13 laps)
22. #11 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 2m 48.936s + 1.594s (13 laps)
23. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing 1m 49.021s + 1.679s (13 laps)
24. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing 1m 49.335s + 1.993s (12 laps)
25. #20 Daniël de Jong Rapax 1m 49.900s + 2.558s (12 laps)
26. #19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Lazarus GP No time (2 laps)

107% time: 1:54.855s
* will have grid penalty for impeding



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Marcus Ericsson (SWE, iSport International) in pit lane on Friday at Valencia in Spain. June 22 2012. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Dams) in Monaco. May 2012. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR, Lotus GP) in action on Friday at Valencia in Spain. June 22 2012. (Photo Credit: Daniel Kalisz/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.)
Stefano Colleti (MON, Racing Engineering), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) and Arthur Pic (FRE, Campos Racing) celebrate on the podium after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) leads Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) in the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) after qualifying at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 21 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) celebrate on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Takuya Izawa (JPN, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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