Spa GP2: Stefano Coletti tops practice ahead of James Calado

GP2 Series leader Stefano Coletti set the fastest time in free practice ahead of round eight at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday morning.

The Rapax driver lapped the Belgian Grand Prix venue in 1m58.386s, 0.059 seconds faster than James Calado of ART.

Fabio Leimer, who is in the title hunt in third in the points, was third fastest, but almost two tenths off Coletti’s time.

Tom Dillmann was fourth fastest for Russian Time, ahead of series returnee Robin Frijns, who has replaced Jon Lancaster at Hilmer.

His new team-mate Adrian Quaife-Hobbs was sixth fastest but pulled off in the region of Stavelot/Paul Frere corner with a technical issue.

Carlin’s Felipe Nasr, the man second in the points, was only 12th fastest.

Pos Driver               Team                  Time      Gap      Laps
 1. Stefano Coletti      Rapax                 1m58.386s           12
 2. James Calado         ART                   1m58.445s  +0.059s  10
 3. Fabio Leimer         Racing Engineering    1m58.581s  +0.195s  11
 4. Tom Dillmann         Russian Time          1m58.864s  +0.478s  11
 5. Robin Frijns         Hilmer                1m58.903s  +0.517s  11
 6. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs  Hilmer                1m58.987s  +0.601s  12
 7. Stephane Richelmi    DAMS                  1m59.057s  +0.671s  10
 8. Marcus Ericsson      DAMS                  1m59.131s  +0.745s  10
 9. Julian Leal          Racing Engineering    1m59.168s  +0.782s  11
10. Nathanel Berthon     Trident               1m59.201s  +0.815s  12
11. Alexander Rossi      Caterham              1m59.405s  +1.019s  12
12. Felipe Nasr          Carlin                1m59.407s  +1.021s  12
13. Sam Bird             Russian Time          1m59.447s  +1.061s  12
14. Sergio Canamasas     Caterham              1m59.500s  +1.114s  13
15. Mitch Evans          Arden                 1m59.575s  +1.189s   9
16. Johnny Cecotto Jr    Arden                 1m59.650s  +1.264s  11
17. Dani Clos            MP                    1m59.685s  +1.299s  12
18. Vittorio Ghirelli    Lazarus               1m59.748s  +1.362s  12
19. Rene Binder          Lazarus               1m59.753s  +1.367s  10
20. Daniel de Jong       MP                    1m59.891s  +1.505s  11
21. Jolyon Palmer        Carlin                2m00.162s  +1.776s  12
22. Simon Trummer        Rapax                 2m00.278s  +1.892s  11
23. Daniel Abt           ART                   2m00.290s  +1.904s   9
24. Jake Rosenzweig      Addax                 2m00.375s  +1.989s  11
25. Rio Haryanto         Addax                 2m00.407s  +2.021s  11
26. Ricardo Teixeira     Trident               2m01.300s  +2.914s  10