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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)
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.)
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.)
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.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Takuya Izawa (JPN, ART Grand Prix) congratulates 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) during qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 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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