Silverstone GP2: Haryanto narrowly heads Lynn in practice

Campos Racing's Rio Haryanto became the fifth different driver to top a GP2 practice session in 2015, leading Alex Lynn by 0.003s at Silverstone.

It was Alexander Rossi who set the pace after the first run of flyers, looking to rebound from a relatively muted outing at Spielberg.

Ever-present points leader Stoffel Vandoorne then moved to the top after having been held up by sector-three traffic during an earlier lap.

With the first and second drivers in the standings taking turns in the lead, third-placed Haryanto soon joined the fight, going a tenth clear of Vandoorne with a 1m40.659s.

A lengthy mid-session lull followed with little in the way of improvements before Lynn lapped just three thousandths adrift of Haryanto.

But that would prove to be the closest anyone would get to the Indonesian, who saw out the session in first place.

Vandoorne settled for third, slotting in between locals Lynn and Nick Yelloly, the latter finishing two tenths behind in fourth and then pulling to the side of the track at the end of the session.

Rossi was shuffled down to fifth, ahead of French drivers Arthur Pic and Pierre Gasly.

Raffaele Marciello, who topped practice and qualifying at Silverstone last year before suffering a car failure in the feature race, was just eighth, with rookies Sergey Sirotkin and Jordan King completing the top ten.

Formula Renault 3.5 leader Oliver Rowland was 1.1s off the lead in 17th on his GP2 debut and, like Yelloly, saw his car come to a halt after the chequered flag.

Pos  Driver  Team  Time   Gap   Laps 
Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 1'40.659   18
Alex Lynn DAMS 1'40.662 0.003 20
S.Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1'40.726 0.067 19
Nick Yelloly Hilmer Motorsport 1'40.863 0.204 20
Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 1'40.924 0.265 18
Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1'40.998 0.339 16
Pierre Gasly DAMS 1'41.317 0.658 20
R.Marciello Trident 1'41.360 0.701 21
Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 1'41.449 0.790 21
10  Jordan King Racing Engineering 1'41.516 0.857 18
11  Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1'41.587 0.928 14
12  J.Cecotto Jr. Carlin 1'41.607 0.948 21
13  Mitchell Evans RUSSIAN TIME 1'41.617 0.958 16
14  Robert Visoiu Rapax 1'41.619 0.960 18
15  Norman Nato Arden International 1'41.683 1.024 20
16  Sergio Canamasas Lazarus 1'41.746 1.087 19
17  Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 1'41.789 1.130 18
18  N.Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1'41.918 1.259 21
19  Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1'41.991 1.332 21
20  Julian Leal Carlin 1'42.074 1.415 20
21  André Negrao Arden International 1'42.108 1.449 19
22  N.Berthon Lazarus 1'42.123 1.464 18
23  Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1'42.351 1.692 18
24  Rene Binder Trident 1'42.507 1.848 19
25  Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport 1'42.509 1.850 14
26  M.Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 1'43.098 2.439 19

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Series FIA F2
Event Silverstone
Track Silverstone
Drivers Rio Haryanto
Article type Practice report