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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