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Barcelona - Test times - March 5

Rapax driver Stefano Coletti completed the first day of the pre-season test at Barcelona on top, after rain hit the morning session.

Conditions were emphatically cold, wet and windy on Tuesday morning at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona for the first of three days of GP2 pre-season testing for the 13 teams and 26 drivers.

James Calado was fastest in the morning session on the 2.892-mile, 16-turn circuit, but his time of 1:50.928s emphasises how wet conditions were. A dry line started to appear in the afternoon session, and finally for the last 90 minutes of the day conditions were good enough to allow drivers to break open the slick tyres. Coletti ended up with the best time at the end of this period with a lap of 1:29.868s.

There were red flags in the morning for Rio Haryanto (Barwa Addax), Kevin Giovesi (Venezuela GP Lazarus) and simultaneous incidents for Rodolfo Gonzalez (Trident) and Ma Qing Hua (Caterham), while in the afternoon there was only one stoppage for Gonzalez going off again, this time at turn 5.

Morning results

1. James Calado ART Grand Prix 1m 50.928 (20 laps)
2. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1m 51.858 (34 laps)
3. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m 52.240 (27 laps)
4. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 52.316 (21 laps)
5. Julian Leal Racing Engineering 1m 52.334 (24 laps)
6. Tom Dillmann * Russian Time 1m 52.355 (15 laps)
7. Daniel Abt ART Grand Prix 1m 52.416 (19 laps)
8. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m 52.630 (19 laps)
9. Robin Frijns * Trident Racing 1m 52.716 (15 laps)
10. Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 53.097 (28 laps)
11. St├ęphane Richelmi DAMS 1m 53.252 (25 laps)
12. Ma Qing Hua Caterham Racing 1m 53.307 (37 laps)
13. Johnny Cecotto Arden International 1m 53.383 (17 laps)
14. Rodolfo Gonzalez * Trident Racing 1m 53.549 (20 laps)
15. Sergio Canamasas * Caterham Racing 1m 53.613 (30 laps)
16. Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team 1m 53.621 (33 laps)
17. Mitch Evans Arden International 1m 53.690 (28 laps)
18. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1m 53.822 (25 laps)
19. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport 1m 53.957 (17 laps)
20. Conor Daly * Hilmer Motorsport 1m 54.099 (28 laps)
21. Jolyon Palmer Carlin 1m 54.641 (14 laps)
22. Luciano Bacheta * Russian Time 1m 54.948 (17 laps)
23. Pal Varhaug * Hilmer Motorsport 1m 55.910 (20 laps)
24. Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax Team 1m 57.604 (9 laps)
25. Stefano Coletti Rapax No time (2 laps)
26. Kevin Giovesi * Venezuela GP Lazarus No time (1 laps)

Afternoon results

1. Stefano Coletti Rapax 1m 29.868 (24 laps)
2. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m 29.926 (18 laps)
3. Robin Frijns * Trident Racing 1m 29.951 (19 laps)
4. James Calado ART Grand 1m 30.239 (24 laps)
5. Johnny Cecotto Arden International 1m 30.323 (25 laps)
6. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 30.335 (16 laps)
7. St├ęphane Richelmi DAMS 1m 30.350 (22 laps)
8. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1m 30.487 (23 laps)
9. Jolyon Palmer Carlin 1m 30.505 (23 laps)
10. Daniel Abt ART Grand Prix 1m 30.522 (21 laps)
11. Kevin Giovesi * Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 30.551 (16 laps)
12. Mitch Evans Arden International 1m 30.781 (24 laps)
13. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m 30.831 (29 laps)
14. Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team 1m 31.027 (25 laps)
15. Sergio Canamasas * Caterham Racing 1m 31.032 (21 laps)
16. Tom Dillmann * Russian Time 1m 31.035 (25 laps)
17. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport 1m 31.075 (24 laps)
18. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1m 31.433 (22 laps)
19. Julian Leal Racing Engineering 1m 31.520 (28 laps)
20. Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax Team 1m 31.626 (23 laps)
21. Conor Daly * Hilmer Motorsport 1m 32.141 (29 laps)
22. Rodolfo Gonzalez * Trident Racing 1m 32.178 (23 laps)
23. Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 32.586 (24 laps)
24. Luciano Bacheta * Russian Time 1m 32.712 (32 laps)
25. Ma Qing Hua Caterham Racing 1m 33.360 (26 laps)
26. Pal Varhaug * Hilmer Motorsport 1m 34.357 (17 laps)



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Conor Daly (USA, Hilmer Motorsport) during the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Tuesday 5th March. (Photo Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Rapax) during the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Tuesday 5th March. (Photo Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service)
Rodolfo Gonzalez (VEN, Trident Racing) during the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Tuesday 5th March. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service)
Ma Qing Hua (CHN, Caterham Racing) during the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Tuesday 5th March. (Photo Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service)
James Calado (GBR, ART Grand Prix) during the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Tuesday 5th March. (Photo Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), takes the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Daniel Abt (GER, Hilmer Motorsport), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) & Artem Markelov (RUS, RT RUSSIAN TIME) at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) battle for the lead at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), takes the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win in Parc Fermeat Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Jed Leicester/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) and Alex Fontana, (SUI, ART Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Jed Leicester/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) and Alex Fontana, (SUI, ART Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) in action at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 23 August 2014 (Photo: Charles Coates/GP3 Series Media Service.)

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