Gutierrez quickest in Catalunya test

Wed, 07 Mar 17:28:00 2012

Esteban Gutierrez topped the timesheets following the second day of GP2 pre-season testing at Catalunya.

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Just eight thousandths of a second covered the top three at the day's close, with Gutierrez putting Lotus GP on top with a 1m28.740s.

Caterham's Giedo van der Garde finished second fastest, his effort in the middle of the morning demoting Carlin's Max Chilton to third.

DAMS' Davide Valsecchi was the only other driver to dip below the 1m29s barrier and consequently ended the day fourth fastest, still within five hundredths of Gutierrez's best.

Stefano Coletti was next up for Scuderia Coloni, ahead of Arden's Luiz Razia, Gutierrez's Lotus team-mate and 2011 GP3 runner-up James Calado and day one's surprise pacesetter Fabrizio Crestani (Venezuela GP Lazarus).

Jolyon Palmer (iSport) and Coloni's Fabio Onidi rounded out the top ten.

Full times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps

1. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus GP 1:28.740 36

2. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:28.744 30

3. Max Chilton Carlin 1:28.748 29

4. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:28.785 25

5. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:29.047 24

6. Luiz Razia Arden International 1:29.065 35

7. James Calado Lotus GP 1:29.100 37

8. Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:29.150 22

9. Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1:29.195 21

10. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:29.198 27

11. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:29.289 26

12. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:29.339 28

13. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1:29.397 29

14. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:29.515 26

15. Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1:29.533 30

16. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1:29.540 28

17. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:29.547 27

18. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Team 1:29.621 32

19. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:29.865 35

20. Simon Trummer Arden International 1:29.881 33

21. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1:30.169 36

22. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team 1:30.200 28

23. Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:30.553 24

24. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:30.747 6

25. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:31.220 22

26. Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:32.740 37

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