As it had in the preceding Free Practice 1 for the F1 cars, Spa continued to present murky skies glowering over a damp track as the GP2 field emerged for their 30-minute Friday morning practice session. The changeable conditions suppressed lap times and left everyone wary of stuffing their car into the barriers and potentially wrecking the rest of their weekend in the process. Ultimately, despite the tricky conditions, there were no major incidents save for the usual half-spins and brief run-offs typical of drivers seeking to find the limit of available performance.

Series returnee Robin Frijns set the first benchmark time of 2:04.646s a second clear of his Hilmer Motorsport team mate Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, but the next lap around saw times fall quickly and Frijns soon proved to be the first man under the two-minute mark with a lap of 1:59.384s, which he then reduced even further to 1:59.126s with his next effort before heading for a mid-session pit interval.

Russian Time's Ton Dillmann, Arden's Johnny Cecotto Jr., ART's James Calado, Caterham duo Sergio Canamasas and Alexander Rossi together with Racing Engineering's Julian Leal and Fabio Leimer were among those keeping pace with the improving times as the wet weather tyres started to carve out a drier line around the 20-turn, 4.352-mile Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Just before his own mid-session pause, Leimer finally succeeded in wresting the top spot from Frijns with a lap of 1:58.581s and Calado was able to shave a further 0.136s off this time before his own pit break.

With three minutes remaining in the session, championship leader Stefano Coletti posted a lap of 1:58.386s to go top in the Rapax, which stood as the best time of the session when the chequered flags came out. DAMS' Stephane Richelmi squandered his own promising last chance to beat Coletti's time with a spin out of the Busstop, while Quaife-Hobbs ended the session parked behind the barriers after a technical problem exiting Rivage.

Practice times

1. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax 1:58.386s 132.342mph (12 laps)
2. #3 James Calado ART GP 1:58.445s 132.276mph + 0.059s (10 laps)
3. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:58.581s 132.125mph + 0.195s (11 laps)
4. #12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time 1:58.864s 131.810mph + 0.478s (11 laps)
5. #23 Robin Frijns Hilmer Motorsport 1:58.903s 131.767mph + 0.517s (11 laps)
6. #22 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Hilmer Motorsport 1:58.987s 131.673mph + 0.601s (12 laps)
7. #2 St?phane Richelmi DAMS 1:59.057s 131.596mph + 0.671s (10 laps)
8. #1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1:59.131s 131.514mph + 0.745s (10 laps)
9. #7 Juli?n Leal Racing Engineering 1:59.168s 131.474mph + 0.782s (11 laps)
10. #20 Nathana?l Berthon Trident Racing 1:59.201s 131.437mph + 0.815s (12 laps)
11. #15 Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:59.405s 131.213mph + 1.019s (12 laps)
12. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin 1:59.407s 131.211mph + 1.021s (12 laps)
13. #11 Sam Bird Russian Time 1:59.447s 131.166mph + 1.061s (12 laps)
14. #14 Sergio Canamasas EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:59.500s 131.109mph + 1.114s (13 laps)
15. #6 Mitch Evans Arden 1:59.575s 131.026mph + 1.189s (9 laps)
16. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden 1:59.650s 130.944mph + 1.264s (11 laps)
17. #26 Dani Clos MP Motorsport 1:59.685s 130.906mph + 1.299s (12 laps)
18. #25 Vittorio Ghirelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:59.748s 130.837mph + 1.362s (12 laps)
19. #24 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:59.753s 130.832mph + 1.367s (10 laps)
20. #27 Dani?l de Jong MP Motorsport 1:59.891s 130.681mph + 1.505s (11 laps)
21. #10 Jolyon Palmer Carlin 2:00.162s 130.386mph + 1.776s (12 laps)
22. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax 2:00.278s 130.260mph + 1.892s (11 laps)
23. #4 Daniel Abt ART GP 2:00.290s 130.247mph + 1.904s (9 laps)
24. #16 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax 2:00.375s 130.155mph + 1.989s (11 laps)
25. #17 Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax 2:00.407s 130.121mph + 2.021s (11 laps)
26. #21 Ricardo Teixeira Trident Racing 2:01.300s 129.163mph + 2.914s (10 laps)

Total Laps: 288 Times are provisional