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GP2 Monaco: Qualifying times

A unique split-format for qualifying in the fourth weekend of the 2013 GP2 Series saw the same team emerge triumphant in both to make it an all-Arden affair.
Johnny Cecotto Jr. will start from pole position for the GP2 Series feature race in the principality of Monaco, with his Arden team mate Mitch Evans starting alongside him on the front row when the lights go out on Friday morning. (See full qualifying session report.)

Uniquely for Monaco, qualifying was split into two 15 minutes sessions with 13 cars apiece to reduce crowding on the street circuit, with a 10 minute break in between. The odd-numbered cars went out first and the even-numbered cars second, with pole position at the end going - appropriately enough - to the driver with the fastest time.

However, in an effort to ensure that both groups get equal treatment and that track conditions don't favour one over the other, the second spot went to the fastest car in the other group. From there, the cars in the respective group would line up on the grid in a line behind their top representative rather than purely by overall time.

Qualifying times

Group A

1. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden 1:21.141s 92.078mph (8 laps)
2. #11 Sam Bird Russian Time 1:21.509s 91.663mph + 0.368s (11 laps)
3. #21 Kevin Ceccon Trident Racing 1:21.986s 91.130mph + 0.845s (10 laps)
4. #7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering 1:22.092s 91.012mph + 0.951s (11 laps)
5. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin 1:22.163s 90.933mph + 1.022s (10 laps)
6. #1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1:22.349s 90.728mph + 1.208s (10 laps)
7. #15 Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:22.511s 90.550mph + 1.370s (10 laps)
8. #17 Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax 1:22.589s 90.464mph + 1.448s (11 laps)
9. #3 James Calado ART GP 1:22.677s 90.368mph + 1.536s (11 laps)
10. #27 Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport 1:22.943s 90.078mph + 1.802s (11 laps)
11. #25 Kevin Giovesi Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:23.006s 90.009mph + 1.865s (10 laps)
12. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax 1:23.017s 89.998mph + 1.876s (11 laps)
13. #23 Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport 1:23.443s 89.538mph + 2.302s (9 laps)

Total Laps: 133

Group B

1. #6 Mitch Evans Arden 1:21.157s 92.060mph (10 laps)
2. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:21.185s 92.029mph + 0.028s (10 laps)
3. #10 Jolyon Palmer Carlin 1:21.198s 92.014mph + 0.041s (11 laps)
4. #12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time 1:21.387s 91.800mph + 0.230s (10 laps)
5. #22 Robin Frijns Hilmer Motorsport 1:21.418s 91.765mph + 0.261s (10 laps)
6. #14 Sergio Canamasas EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:21.522s 91.648mph + 0.365s (10 laps)
7. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax 1:21.658s 91.496mph + 0.501s (11 laps)
8. #20 Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing 1:22.245s 90.843mph + 1.088s (7 laps)
9. #2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1:22.317s 90.763mph + 1.160s (11 laps)
10. #24 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:22.376s 90.698mph + 1.219s (10 laps)
11. #4 Daniel Abt ART GP 1:22.716s 90.325mph + 1.559s (11 laps)
12. #16 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax 1:22.842s 90.188mph + 1.685s (11 laps)
13. #26 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport 1:23.328s 89.662mph + 2.171s (10 laps)

Total Laps: 132

Starting grid - updated

1. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden Group A
2. #6 Mitch Evans Arden Group B
3. #11 Sam Bird Russian Time Group A
4. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering Group B
5. #21 Kevin Ceccon Trident Racing Group A
6. #10 Jolyon Palmer Carlin Group B
7. #7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering Group A
8. #12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time Group B
9. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin Group A
10. #22 Robin Frijns Hilmer Motorsport Group B
11. #1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS Group A
12. #14 Sergio Canamasas EQ8 Caterham Racing Group B
13. #15 Alexander Rossi Group A
14. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax Group B
15. #20 Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing Group B
16. #3 James Calado ART GP Group A
17. #2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS Group B
18. #27 Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport Group A
19. #25 Kevin Giovesi Venezuela GP Lazarus Group A
20. #4 Daniel Abt ART GP Group B
21. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax Group A
22. #24 Rene Binder § Venezuela GP Lazarus Group B
23. #16 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Group B
24. #23 Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport Group A
25. #17 Rio Haryanto * Barwa Addax Group A
26. #26 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport Group B

* 10-place grid penalty for causing an accident in Barcelona sprint race
§ 3-place grid penalty for impeding car #14 in qualifying



Related Pictures

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Johnny Cecotto Jr. (VEN, Arden Inernational) during practice at Monaco on Thursday, May 23 2013. (World Copyright: Charles Coates/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Mitch Evans (NZL, Arden International) during practice at Monaco on Thursday, May 23 2013. (World Copyright: Charles Coates/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Arden Inernational) during practice at Monaco on Thursday, May 23 2013. (World Copyright: Charles Coates/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Mitch Evans (NZL, Arden International) during practice at Monaco on Thursday, May 23 2013. (World Copyright: Charles Coates/GP2 Series Media Service.)
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