Maldonado ends Day 1 on top

Pastor Maldonado returns to GP2 with Rapax and puts his Dallara at the top of the timesheets at Paul Ricard.  Overall, a good session for the Rapax team with the Venezuelan leading the pack and Luiz Razia in 5th place.   Jules Bianchi, one of the clear title favorites and the leading rookie, came in 2nd ahead of other contenders like Giedo van der Garde and Jerome d’Ambrosio.

Very strong showing from Giacomo Ricci, carrying over his stellar GP2 Asia performance to Europe.

Times from Italiaracing:

1 – Pastor Maldonado – Rapax – 1’12″987 – 40 laps
2 – Jules Bianchi – ART – 1’13″074 – 44
3 – Giedo Van der Garde – Barwa Addax – 1’13″078 – 45
4 – Jerome D’Ambrosio – Dams – 1’13″124 – 57
5 – Luiz Razia – Rapax – 1’13″151 – 33
6 – Christian Vietoris – Racing Engineering – 1’13″203 – 43
7 – Giacomo Ricci – DPR – 1’13″215 – 20
8 – Josef Kral – Super Nova – 1’13″244 – 49.
9 – Dani Clos – Racing Engineering – 1’13″301 – 37
10 – Oliver Turvey – iSport – 1’13″331 – 40
11 – Adrian Zaugg – Trident – 1’13″362 – 49
12 – Marcus Ericsson – Super Nova – 1’13″437 – 56
13 – Michael Herck – DPR – 1’13″455 – 34
14 – Sam Bird – ART – 1’13″472 – 35
15 – Sergio Perez – Barwa Addax – 1’13″523 – 47.
16 – Fabio Leimer – Ocean – 1’13″560 – 24
17 – Davide Valsecchi – iSport – 1’13″654 – 41
18 – Johnny Cecotto – Trident – 1’13″678 – 45
19 – Charles Pic – Arden – 1’13″729 – 44
20 – Alberto Valerio – Coloni – 1’13″803 – 46
21 – Rodolfo Gonzalez – Arden – 1’13″964 – 40
22 – Ho Pin Tung – Dams – 1’14″067 – 62.
23 – Max Chilton – Ocean – 1’14″817 – 41
24 – Vladimir Arabadhziev – Coloni – 1’15″242 – 37

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3 Responses to Maldonado ends Day 1 on top

  1. Fujer says:

    Looks lite its some more go in the 08spec gp2car from super novas side. I tip Ericsson to top timesheets tomorrow afternoon ;D

  2. haho says:

    Terrible that VDG, isn’t he?

    I also remember noting that Valsecchi is only good in Asia…. voila.

  3. spudy says:

    erm whatever Haho….

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