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GP2 Bahrain 2013: Qualifying times

19 April 2013

Fabio Leimer repeated his domination of the GP2 timesheets at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on Friday, once again eclipsing the rest of the field by almost a full second on the 3.363-mile, 15-turn track.

DAMS' Marcus Ericsson was the best of the rest and will line up alongside the Racing Engineering car for the start of Saturday afternoon's feature race. Felipe Nasr (Carlin) and Stefano Coletti (Rapax) claimed second row honours.

The two new faces in the GP2 paddock, Caterham's Alexander Rossi and Hilmer Motorport's Robin Frijns, will also have impressive grid positions for their maiden feeder series race, with the American taking seventh place and the Dutchman qualifying in tenth,

ART's James Calado could only manage the 11th fastest time, which combined with his ten place grid penalty for causing an accident in the sprint race at Malaysia last month means he will start tomorrow's race in a lowly 21st position and has it all to do.

Qualifying times

1. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:39.427s 121.760mph (10 laps)
2. #1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1:40.420s + 0.993s 120.557mph (10 laps)
3. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin 1:40.520s + 1.093s 120.437mph (11 laps)
4. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax 1:40.585s + 1.158s 120.358mph (9 laps)
5. #12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time 1:40.689s + 1.262s 120.234mph (11 laps)
6. #2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1:40.704s + 1.277s 120.216mph (10 laps)
7. #15 Alexander Rossi Caterham Racing 1:40.756s + 1.329s 120.155mph (11 laps)
8. #26 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport 1:40.769s + 1.342s 120.139mph (11 laps)
9. #11 Sam Bird Russian Time 1:40.842s + 1.415s 120.052mph (10 laps)
10. #22 Robin Frijns Hilmer Motorsport 1:40.865s + 1.438s 120.025mph (12 laps)
11. #3 James Calado ART GP 1:40.878s + 1.451s 120.009mph (10 laps) *
12. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax 1:40.892s + 1.465s 119.992mph (9 laps)
13. #10 Jolyon Palmer Carlin 1:41.033s + 1.606s 119.825mph (10 laps)
14. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden 1:41.043s + 1.616s 119.813mph (9 laps)
15. #4 Daniel Abt ART GP 1:41.070s + 1.643s 119.781mph (11 laps)
16. #14 Sergio Canamasas Caterham Racing 1:41.229s + 1.802s 119.593mph (11 laps)
17. #25 Kevin Giovesi Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:41.236s + 1.809s 119.585mph (9 laps)
18. #6 Mitch Evans Arden 1:41.237s + 1.810s 119.583mph (7 laps)
19. #21 Kevin Ceccon Trident Racing 1:41.243s + 1.816s 119.576mph (11 laps)
20. #7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering 1:41.504s + 2.077s 119.269mph (12 laps)
21. #24 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:41.553s + 2.126s 119.211mph (10 laps)
22. #16 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax 1:41.687s + 2.260s 119.054mph (10 laps)
23. #20 Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing 1:41.730s + 2.303s 119.004mph (9 laps)
24. #23 Pal Varhaug Hilmer Motorsport 1:41.980s + 2.553s 118.712mph (11 laps)
25. #17 Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax 1:41.981s + 2.554s 118.711mph (10 laps)
26. #27 Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport 1:42.284s + 2.857s 118.359mph (10 laps)

Total Laps: 264
* denotes will additionally serve a 10-place grid penalty


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