Parente leads GP2 practice in Turkey

Alvaro Parente opened this weekend's GP2 Series round in Turkey by setting the fastest time in the first practice session

Parente leads GP2 practice in Turkey

The Portuguese went to the top of the sheets with a 1m35.347s, putting him just over half a second clear of Ocean Racing Technology team-mate Karun Chandhok.

Championship leader Romain Grosjean was third despite finishing the session in the gravel after spearing off the track with two minutes remaining.

A few of the bigger names in the field found themselves in unfamiliar territory including Grosjean's Barwa Addax team-mate Vitaly Petrov, who ended the session in 15th, and Monaco sprint race winner Pastor Maldonado, who was 23rd.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Alvaro Parente Ocean 1m35.347s 2. Karun Chandhok Ocean 1m35.904s +0.557 3. Romain Grosjean Barwa Addax 1m36.005s +0.658 4. Alberto Valerio Piquet 1m36.034s +0.687 5. Luca Filippi Super Nova 1m36.246s +0.899 6. Andi Zuber FMS 1m36.255s +0.908 7. Lucas di Grassi Racing Engineering 1m36.272s +0.925 8. Roldan Rodriguez Piquet 1m36.307s +0.960 9. Edoardo Mortara Arden 1m36.414s +1.067 10. Jerome D'Ambrosio DAMS 1m36.436s +1.089 11. Sergio Perez Arden 1m36.499s +1.152 12. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1m36.542s +1.195 13. Davide Rigon Trident 1m36.561s +1.214 14. Luiz Razia FMS 1m36.581s +1.234 15. Vitaly Petrov Barwa Addax 1m36.624s +1.277 16. Giedo van der Garde iSport 1m36.764s +1.417 17. Diego Nunes iSport 1m36.839s +1.492 18. Nico Hulkenberg ART 1m36.857s +1.510 19. Javier Villa Super Nova 1m36.862s +1.515 20. Kamui Kobayashi DAMS 1m36.881s +1.534 21. Giacomo Ricci DPR 1m36.980s +1.633 22. Michael Herck DPR 1m36.999s +1.652 23. Pastor Maldonado ART 1m37.255s +1.908 24. Nelson Panciatici Durango 1m37.520s +2.173 25. Ricardo Teixeira Trident 1m38.411s +3.064 26. Daniel Clos Racing Engineering 1m39.465s +4.118 
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