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Hockenheim - Qualifying times

Caterham Racing's Giedo van der Garde just managed to steal pole position from Lotus GP's James Calado with a well-timed run during a rain-hit Friday qualifying session.
Rain dominated the GP2 qualifying session at Hockenheim, with conditions briefly reaching their best of the afternoon nine minutes in to allow Caterham's Giedo van der Garde to set a time of 1:44.022s and pip Lotus GP's James Calado for pole position by just 0.012s.

Calado will in any case have to serve a ten-place starting grid penalty for Saturday's race, as will his team mate Esteban Gutiérrez, after both were judged to have caused accidents in the last sprint race at Silverstone. Calado's place on the front row will instead be taken up by Racing Engineering's Fabio Leimer.

After that the rain set in once more and conditions deteriorated again, leaving the rest of the session something of a wash-out and an anti-climax.

Qualifying times

1. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:44.022s (11 laps)
2. #9 James Calado * Lotus GP 1:44.034s + 0.012s (10 laps)
3. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:44.944s + 0.922s (11 laps)
4. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing 1:45.063s + 1.041s (14 laps)
5. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:45.129s + 1.107s (12 laps)
6. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:45.152s + 1.130s (15 laps)
7. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:45.420s + 1.398s (13 laps)
8. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing 1:45.516s + 1.494s (11 laps)
9. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez * Lotus GP 1:45.613s + 1.591s (14 laps)
10. #23 Luiz Razia Arden 1:45.636s + 1.614s (12 laps)
11. #26 Max Chilton Carlin 1:45.760s + 1.738s (9 laps)
12. #21 Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:45.763s + 1.741s (15 laps)
13. #18 Sergio Canamasas Venezuela Lazarus GP 1:45.821s + 1.799s (13 laps)
14. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport 1:45.870s + 1.848s (14 laps)
15. #14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:45.907s + 1.885s (13 laps)
16. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1:45.917s + 1.895s (12 laps)
17. #22 Simon Trummer Arden 1:45.939s + 1.917s (13 laps)
18. #1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax 1:46.103s + 2.081s (13 laps)
19. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:46.394s + 2.372s (11 laps)
20. #2 Josef Kral Barwa Addax 1:46.637s + 2.615s (12 laps)
21. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport 1:46.651s + 2.629s (14 laps)
22. #16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:46.849s + 2.827s (13 laps)
23. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:47.332s + 3.310s (13 laps)
24. #11 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1:49.546s + 5.524s (10 laps)
25. #20 Ricardo Teixeria Rapax 1:52.356s + 8.334s (14 laps)
26. #19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Lazarus GP No time (0 laps)

107% time: 1:51.303s
* denotes ten-place starting grid penalty held over from Silverstone



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Giedo Van der Garde (NED, Caterham Racing) in Hockenheim. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service)
Giedo Van der Garde (NED, Caterham Racing) in action at Hockenheim. (World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Media Service)
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2015 GP3 Series Round 2. Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Saturday 20 June 2015. Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) leads Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 2. Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Saturday 20 June 2015. Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) leads Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) and the rest of the field at the restart. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 2. Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Saturday 20 June 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) celebrates his win on the podium with Antonio Fuoco (ITA, Carlin) and Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix). Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
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2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Thursday 21 May 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Thursday 21 May 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Thursday 21 May 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Thursday 21 May 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.

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