Carroll Fastest in Practice

Adam Carroll has set the pace at his home race with a time of 1:34.067, just ahead of Scott Speed and Gianmaria Bruni

Carroll Fastest in Practice

Carroll claimed the time just before the conclusion of the session, driving impressively quickly on well used tyres. With conditions slightly overcast but warming, the pace was quick on the outset, and Bruni topped the early times with a lap of 1:34.549.

Speed, not to be outdone, came back with a time two tenths faster, and looked set to keep the top spot until two minutes before the end, when Carroll's name flashed onto the screens just above the American, who ran out of fuel in the closing minutes.

Hiroki Yoshimoto, second in race two last week in France, was the last man on track as he team tinkered with his car, but was finally able to get out for a trouble free run. The same could not be said for his teammate Ernesto Viso, who suffered a number of spins throughout the session.

As usual the times were remarkably close between most of the drivers, with one second splitting the first eleven and two seconds covering 22 of the 24 cars on the grid.

Pos  Driver      Team                      Time              Laps
 1.  Carroll     Super Nova International  1:34.067           13
 2.  Speed       iSport International      1:34.273 + 0.206   13
 3.  Bruni       Coloni Motorsport         1:34.305 + 0.238   10
 4.  Pantano     Super Nova International  1:34.344 + 0.277   14
 5.  Rosberg     ART Grand Prix            1:34.460 + 0.393   11
 6.  Premat      ART Grand Prix            1:34.520 + 0.453   13
 7.  Kovalainen  Arden International       1:34.555 + 0.488   15
 8.  Alvarez     Campos Racing             1:34.714 + 0.647   14
 9.  Piccione    Durango                   1:34.723 + 0.656   13
10.  Viso        BCN Competicion           1:34.804 + 0.737   13
11.  Lopez       DAMS                      1:35.107 + 1.040   14
12.  Yoshimoto   BCN Competicion           1:35.261 + 1.194   15
13.  Piquet Jr.  Hitech Piquet Sports      1:35.278 + 1.211   17
14.  Lapierre    Arden International       1:35.342 + 1.275   14
15.  Fauzy       DAMS                      1:35.644 + 1.577   12
16.  Hernandez   Campos Racing             1:35.663 + 1.596   15
17.  Monfardini  Durango                   1:35.674 + 1.607   14
18.  Lauda       Coloni Motorsport         1:35.756 + 1.689   13
19.  Jani        Racing Engineering        1:35.819 + 1.752   16
20.  Pla         DPR                       1:35.868 + 1.801   18
21.  Artam       iSport International      1:35.955 + 1.888   13
22.  Garcia      Racing Engineering        1:36.131 + 2.064   15
23.  Sharp       DPR                       1:36.485 + 2.418   17
24.  Negrao      Hitech Piquet Sports      1:37.373 + 3.306   17
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