Fabrizio Crestani tops GP2 free practice wash-out at Silverstone

Lazarus driver Fabrizio Crestani headed the times in a red-flag ridden GP2 Series free practice session at Silverstone on Friday

Fabrizio Crestani tops GP2 free practice wash-out at Silverstone

Only a handful of flying laps were recorded in the soaking wet conditions, and spins caused no less than three red flags in 30 minutes.

For the record, Crestani led the way on 2m23.035s, well over a second clear of Esteban Gutierrez (Lotus GP) who was an earlier spinner.

Local hero Max Chilton (Carlin) was third fastest, ahead of Lotus GP's James Calado. Times were pretty much wholly unrepresentative of the true competitive order, however, due to all the disruption.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Fabrizio Crestani Lazarus 2m23.035s 2. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus 2m24.207s + 1.172s 3. Max Chilton Carlin 2m25.228s + 2.193s 4. James Calado Lotus 2m25.386s + 2.351s 5. Nigel Melker Ocean 2m25.934s + 2.899s 6. Julian Leal Trident 2m25.952s + 2.917s 7. Felipe Nasr DAMS 2m26.081s + 3.046s 8. Rio Haryanto Carlin 2m26.380s + 3.345s 9. Luiz Razia Arden 2m26.676s + 3.641s 10. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 2m26.900s + 3.865s 11. Johnny Cecotto Addax 2m26.959s + 3.924s 12. Marcus Ericsson iSport 2m27.814s + 4.779s 13. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 2m28.704s + 5.669s 14. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 2m29.220s + 6.185s 15. Jolyon Palmer iSport 2m32.016s + 8.981s 16. Victor Guerin Ocean 2m32.097s + 9.062s 17. Simon Trummer Arden 2m32.598s + 9.563s 18. Daniel de Jong Rapax 2m33.027s + 9.992s 19. Fabio Onidi Coloni 2m34.573s + 11.538s 20. Stephane Richelmi Trident 2m35.095s + 12.060s 21. Giancarlo Serenelli Lazarus 2m41.346s + 18.311s 22. Josef Kral Addax 2m45.872s + 22.837s Stefano Coletti Coloni Ricardo Teixeira Rapax Giedo van der Garde Caterham Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham 
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