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Singapore - Friday practice

Esteban Gutiérrez featured strongly in the sole Friday morning practice ahead of qualifying for the GP2 season finale feature race in Singapore, as Lotus GP bid to claim the team championship.
Esteban Gutiérrez was never far from the top of the timesheets in a wet practice session on Friday afternoon on the street circuit at Singapore, ahead of this weekend's final round of the 2012 GP2 Series season.

Gutiérrez's time of 2:14.339s proved the best anyone could manage in the tricky conditions, although there were strong efforts from Fabio Leimer, Stefano Coletti, Johnny Cecotto Jr. and from Gutiérrez's own rookie team mate James Calado, making it a good session for Lotus as they seek to win the team championship title.

In the drivers' championship, the two remaining contenders for the title had a quiet time and didn't bother to feature high up the timesheets at any time. Davide Valsecchi finished the 30 minutes in 14th place over two seconds off Gutiérrez's time while Luiz Razia was a further second off the pace and back in 20th.

Friday practice times

1. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 2:14.339s 84.472mph (11 laps)
2. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 2:14.671s + 0.332s 84.264mph (11 laps)
3. #21 Stefano Coletti Rapax 2:15.284s + 0.945s 83.883mph (11 laps)
4. #9 James Calado Lotus GP 2:15.335s + 0.996s 83.851mph (12 laps)
5. #1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax 2:15.364s + 1.025s 83.833mph (12 laps)
6. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 2:15.436s + 1.097s 83.788mph (11 laps)
7. #22 Simon Trummer Arden 2:15.729s + 1.390s 83.607mph (12 laps)
8. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin 2:15.734s + 1.395s 83.604mph (13 laps)
9. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS 2:16.232s + 1.893s 83.299mph (11 laps)
10. #17 Julián Leal Trident Racing 2:16.233s + 1.894s 83.298mph (11 laps)
11. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 2:16.306s + 1.967s 83.253mph (11 laps)
12. #11 Rodolfo González Caterham Racing 2:16.325s + 1.986s 83.242mph (11 laps)
13. #6 Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 2:16.461s + 2.122s 83.159mph (12 laps)
14. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS 2:16.510s + 2.171s 83.129mph (11 laps)
15. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 2:16.535s + 2.196s 83.114mph (12 laps)
16. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport 2:16.623s + 2.284s 83.060mph (11 laps)
17. #18 Sergio Canamasas Venezuela GP Lazarus 2:16.956s + 2.617s 82.858mph (11 laps)
18. #14 Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni 2:17.243s + 2.904s 82.685mph (9 laps)
19. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing Technology 2:17.329s + 2.990s 82.633mph (11 laps)
20. #23 Luiz Razia Arden 2:17.524s + 3.185s 82.516mph (13 laps)
21. #16 Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 2:17.962s + 3.623s 82.254mph (11 laps)
22. #26 Max Chilton Carlin 2:18.033s + 3.694s 82.212mph (11 laps)
23. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport 2:18.635s + 4.296s 81.854mph (12 laps)
24. #2 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax 2:18.906s + 4.567s 81.695mph (12 laps)
25. #19 René Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 2:19.745s + 5.406s 81.204mph (12 laps)
26. #20 Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 2:24.101s + 9.762s 78.750mph (10 laps)

Total Laps: 295



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