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Hockenheim - Friday practice

DAMS' Davide Valsecchi topped a rain-hit practice session, which saw a lengthy red flag for a heavy crash for Venezuela GP Lazarus' Giancarlo Serenelli mid-session.
Davide Valsecchi's time of 1:24.031s was the best of the Friday morning half hour practice session in Hockenheim, set just before a red flag came out for a heavy crash into the tyre wall out of turn 12 for Venezuela GP Lazarus' Giancarlo Serenelli.

The extended stoppage left only six minutes' running once practice resumed, and with the track now too damp for slick tyres but not wet enough for full wet tyres there was no opportunity for anyone to improve before the session concluded.

Practice times

1. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:24.031s (10 laps)
2. #23 Luiz Razia Arden 1:24.151s + 0.120s (9 laps)
3. #10 Esteban GutiƩrrez Lotus GP 1:24.269s + 0.238s (8 laps)
4. #14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:24.289s + 0.258s (8 laps)
5. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:24.337s + 0.306s (9 laps)
6. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:24.342s + 0.311s (8 laps)
7. #9 James Calado Lotus GP 1:24.462s + 0.431s (9 laps)
8. #26 Max Chilton Carlin 1:24.573s + 0.542s (8 laps)
9. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport 1:24.622s + 0.591s (9 laps)
10. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:24.688s + 0.657s (10 laps)
11. #2 Josef Kral Barwa Addax 1:24.804s + 0.773s (9 laps)
12. #1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax 1:24.838s + 0.807s (12 laps)
13. #21 Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:24.888s + 0.857s (9 laps)
14. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing 1:24.924s + 0.893s (9 laps)
15. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport 1:24.965s + 0.934s (9 laps)
16. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1:24.974s + 0.943s (9 laps)
17. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:24.977s + 0.946s (8 laps)
18. #11 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1:25.051s + 1.020s (9 laps)
19. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:25.108s + 1.077s (10 laps)
20. #22 Simon Trummer Arden 1:25.557s + 1.526.s (9 laps)
21. #16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:25.665s + 1.634s (12 laps)
22. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing 1:26.071s + 2.040s (11 laps)
23. #18 Sergio Canamasas Venezuela Lazarus GP 1:26.475s + 2.444s (11 laps)
24. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:26.762s + 2.731s (11 laps)
25. #19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Lazarus GP 1:27.459s + 3.428s (7 laps)
26. #20 Ricardo Teixeria Rapax 1:28.126s + 4.095s (8 laps)



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sodesu - Unregistered

July 20, 2012 12:34 PM

Good job from Valsecchi but I just have a hard time being excited about this GP2 season. The likes of Valsecchi and Razia are doing well to occupy the top spots of course, but I just think they have taken too many seasons to get there and I cannot see any F1 team seriously consider them unless they raise a hefty sponsorship portfolio. And the drivers tailing them I feel are slightly disappointing too. I had high hopes for Gutierrez but he's no longer a rookie and if he is to get into F1 he'd need to be above guys like Valsecchi and Razia. Might sound harsh but the only driver in this year's field I consider a possible future F1 challenger has to be Calado. Close enough to his teammate in his debut season, showing glimpses of brilliance here and there.



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