Matias Laine leads MW Arden one-two in opening GP3 practice at Barcelona

Matias Laine set the pace in the first practice session of the 2012 GP3 Series season at Barcelona

Matias Laine leads MW Arden one-two in opening GP3 practice at Barcelona

The second-year driver led an MW Arden one-two ahead of his Formula 3 convert team-mate David Fumanelli - the pair separated by just 0.099 seconds.

The MW Arden duo were followed by the trio of Lotus entries, with Aaro Vainio third and his team-mates Conor Daly and Daniel Abt next up.

Completing an all-MW Arden/Lotus top six, title favourite Mitch Evans was sixth fastest.

Manor's Fabiano Machado had the only significant incident when he spun into the Turn 14 barriers, while his team-mate Tio Ellinas stopped after just one lap.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Matias Laine MW Arden 1m38.878s 2. David Fumanelli MW Arden 1m38.977s + 0.099s 3. Aaro Vainio Lotus 1m39.063s + 0.185s 4. Conor Daly Lotus 1m39.080s + 0.202s 5. Daniel Abt Lotus 1m39.154s + 0.276s 6. Mitch Evans MW Arden 1m39.208s + 0.330s 7. Antonio Felix da Costa Carlin 1m39.514s + 0.636s 8. Alex Brundle Carlin 1m39.625s + 0.747s 9. Tamas Pal Kiss Atech CRS 1m39.682s + 0.804s 10. Marlon Stockinger Status 1m39.776s + 0.898s 11. Robert Visoiu Jenzer 1m39.839s + 0.961s 12. William Buller Carlin 1m40.041s + 1.163s 13. Patric Niederhauser Jenzer 1m40.168s + 1.290s 14. Kevin Ceccon Ocean 1m40.427s + 1.549s 15. Kotaro Sakurai Status 1m40.493s + 1.615s 16. Dmitry Suranovich Manor 1m40.532s + 1.654s 17. Antonio Spavone Trident 1m40.614s + 1.736s 18. Ethan Ringel Atech CRS 1m40.913s + 2.035s 19. Fabiano Machado Manor 1m40.935s + 2.057s 20. Alice Powell Status 1m41.003s + 2.125s 21. John Wartique Atech CRS 1m41.179s + 2.301s 22. Vicky Piria Trident 1m41.532s + 2.654s 23. Carmen Jorda Ocean 1m41.554s + 2.676s 24. Robert Cregan Ocean 1m42.087s + 3.209s 25. Jakub Klasterka Jenzer 1m42.198s + 3.320s 26. Tio Ellinas Manor 
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