Addax one-two in GP2 practice

Barwa Addax locked out the top two places in today's opening GP2 Series practice session at the Hungaroring, with Giedo van der Garde just edging out team-mate Sergio Perez to set the fastest time

Addax one-two in GP2 practice

The Dutchman's 1m28.118s came in the middle of the session, and with the field failing to find any significant gains from their second set of tyres, the time stood. Perez fell short of van der Garde by just 0.053 seconds, with ART's Sam Bird going third-fastest.

Jerome d'Ambrosio was strong on his return with DAMS after sitting out last week's round in Germany, the Belgian setting the fourth-quickest time, with iSport's Davide Valsecchi and DPR's Michael Herck just behind him.

Series leader Pastor Maldonado had a relatively subdued start to the weekend, surviving a couple of off-track moments on his way to seventh.

The morning passed largely without incident, with the only minor drama coming when Arden's Rodolfo Gonzalez tore up a section of kerbing at the final corner, leaving a chunk of concrete on the track to be hit by van der Garde and Super Nova's Marcus Ericsson. Both appeared to escape damage, and the debris was quickly removed under yellows.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax 1m28.188s 2. Sergio Perez Barwa Addax 1m28.241s + 0.053s 3. Sam Bird ART 1m28.296s + 0.108s 4. Jerome d'Ambrosio DAMS 1m28.303s + 0.115s 5. Davide Valsecchi iSport 1m28.609s + 0.421s 6. Michael Herck DPR 1m28.618s + 0.430s 7. Pastor Maldonado Rapax 1m28.750s + 0.562s 8. Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 1m28.801s + 0.613s 9. Marcus Ericsson Super Nova 1m29.047s + 0.859s 10. Jules Bianchi ART 1m29.053s + 0.865s 11. Giacomo Ricci DPR 1m29.062s + 0.874s 12. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1m29.067s + 0.879s 13. Alberto Valerio Coloni 1m29.106s + 0.918s 14. Oliver Turvey iSport 1m29.175s + 0.987s 15. Luca Filippi Super Nova 1m29.234s + 1.046s 16. Luiz Razia Rapax 1m29.353s + 1.165s 17. Fabio Leimer Ocean 1m29.434s + 1.246s 18. Charles Pic Arden 1m29.436s + 1.248s 19. Adrian Zaugg Trident 1m29.475s + 1.287s 20. Johnny Cecotto Trident 1m29.593s + 1.405s 21. Ho-Pin Tung DAMS 1m29.627s + 1.439s 22. Vlado Arabadjiev Coloni 1m30.106s + 1.918s 23. Rodolfo Gonzalez Arden 1m30.306s + 2.118s 24. Max Chilton Ocean 1m30.551s + 2.363s 
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