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Sep 21

Gutiérrez tops wet free practice

Mexican leads the way in Singapore

GP2 Series

GP2 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Lotus GP)Esteban Gutiérrez has started his weekend in fine style by taking the top spot in this afternoon’s rain affected free practice session in Singapore, leading the way as the circuit started to dry in the closing minutes ahead of Fabio Leimer and Stefano Coletti.

The Mexican set the best time of 2:14.339 with just four minutes remaining in the session, leaving the possibility of an improvement from anyone in the field: unfortunately with everyone looking to move up at the same time, there was not enough space for the clear lap needed to top Gutiérrez’s time.

A huge downpour before the session had transformed into light drizzle by the time the drivers took to the circuit for the first time, but had left its mark in the form of large puddle all around the track and a lot of leaves, which all required a lot of laps to clear up.

Gutiérrez, his teammate James Calado, Johnny Cecotto and Luca Filippi set the pace as conditions slowly improved, although most of the field took a trip into the exit road at turn 8 or ran around instead of between the kerbs at turn 10 as they all looked for the limits on track.

When the clock ran out Calado, Cecotto, Giedo van der Garde, Simon Trummer and Rio Haryanto were just outside the top three positions, while title rivals Davide Valsecchi and Luiz Razia ran very conservative sessions to finish P14 and P20 respectively: it’s unlikely that they will be so kind to their rivals in this evening’s qualifying session in just a few short hours time.

Singapore – Free Practice
 
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Esteban Gutiérrez
Lotus GP
2:14.339
11
2.
Fabio Leimer
Racing Engineering
2:14.671
11
3.
Stefano Coletti
Rapax
2:15.284
11
4.
James Calado
Lotus GP
2:15.335
12
5.
Johnny Cecotto
Barwa Addax Team
2:15.634
12
6.
Giedo van der Garde
Caterham Racing
2:15.436
11
7.
Simon Trummer
Arden International
2:15.729
12
8.
Rio Haryanto
Carlin
2:15.734
13
9.
Felipe Nasr
DAMS
2:16.232
11
10.
Julian Leal
Trident Racing
2:16.233
11
11.
Fabio Onidi
Scuderia Coloni
2:16.306
11
12.
Rodolfo Gonzalez
Caterham Racing
2:16.325
11
13.
Nathanaël Berthon
Racing Engineering
2:16.461
12
14.
Davide Valsecchi
DAMS
2:16.510
11
15.
Nigel Melker
Ocean Racing Technology
2:16.535
12
16.
Jolyon Palmer
iSport International
2:16.623
11
17.
Sergio Canamasas
Venezuela GP Lazarus
2:16.956
11
18.
Luca Filippi
Scuderia Coloni
2:17.243
9
19
Victor Guerin
Ocean Racing Technology
2:17.329
11
20.
Luiz Razia
Arden International
2:17.524
13
21.
Stéphane Richelmi
Trident Racing
2:17,962
11
22.
Max Chilton
Carlin
2:18.033
11
23.
Marcus Ericsson
iSport International
2:18.635
12
24.
Jake Rosenzweig
Barwa Addax Team
2:18.906
12
25.
Rene Binder
Venezuela GP Lazarus
2:19.745
12
26.
Ricardo Teixeira
Rapax
2:24.101
10

source: GP2 Series



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