Esteban Gutierrez - Photo Credit: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Series Media Service

Gutierrez will hope to be quickest again when he leaves the pit lane in Malaysia - Photo Credit: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Series Media Service

Esteban Gutierrez finished GP2 Series pre-season testing on top after posting the fastest time for a second day in succession.

The Mexican moved ahead of the morning session with an hour left to run before the lunch break. He finished the session a tenth and a half clear of nearest challenger and likely title rival Davide Valsecchi.

Tom Dillmann, who is yet to secure a seat for the coming season, made a point with the third fastest time for Rapax, edging out third year driver Max Chilton by just one thousandth of a second. Giedo van der Garde was close behind, with James Calado in sixth. Fabrizio Crestani was seventh for newcomers Lazarus, ahead of Nigel Melker, Fabio Onidi and Stephane Richelmi.

Dillmann further pushed his credentials for a race seat by hitting the top of the timesheets early on in the afternoon session, and remaining unbeaten until the end of the day.

Stefano Coletti was the only other man to go below the 1m30 mark during the afternoon, himself finishing nearly four tenths clear of Crestani. Rookies Felipe Nasr and Jon Lancaster were next up, ahead of Marcus Ericsson and Valsecchi. Onidi, Jolyon Palmer and Ricardo Teixeira completed the top ten.

Morning results

  Driver Team Laptime Gap Laps
1. Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1:29.154   25
2. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:29.318 0.164 26
3. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:29.455 0.301 25
4. Max Chilton Carlin 1:29.456 0.302 25
5. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:29.490 0.336 15
6. James Calado Lotus GP 1:29.599 0.445 19
7. Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:29.581 0.427 27
8. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1:29.632 0.478 36
9. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:29.679 0.525 23
10. Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:29.694 0.540 28
11. Luiz Razia Arden International 1:29.748 0.594 26
12. Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1:29.849 0.695 22
13. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:29.977 0.823 20
14. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:30.031 0.877 29
15. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:30.047 0.893 18
16. Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1:30.055 0.901 20
17. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:30.075 0.921 38
18. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:30.211 1.057 35
19. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Team 1:30.250 1.096 30
20. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team 1:30.287 1.133 28
21. Simon Trummer Arden International 1:30.477 1.323 23
22. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1:30.680 1.526 24
23. Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1:30.724 1.570 29
24. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:31.029 1.875 25
25. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:31.766 2.612 24
26. Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:32.872 3.718 35

Afternoon results

  Driver Team Laptime Gap Laps
1. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:29.705   33
2. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:29.918 0.213 24
3. Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:30.385 0.680 13
4. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:30.740 1.035 36
5. Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1:30.890 1.185 26
6. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:31.175 1.470 31
7. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:31.197 1.492 37
8. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:31.324 1.619 25
9. Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1:31.352 1.647 36
10. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:31.406 1.701 35
11. Luiz Razia Arden International 1:31.611 1.906 56
12. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1:32.295 2.590 28
13. Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:32.339 2.634 31
14. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:32.364 2.659 51
15. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:32.923 3.218 41
16. Max Chilton Carlin 1:33.459 3.754 52
17. Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:33.529 3.824 22
18. James Calado Lotus GP 1:33.579 3.874 52
19. Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1:33.847 4.142 52
20. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team 1:34.086 4.381 52
21. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Team 1:34.088 4.383 40
22. Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1:34.495 4.790 39
23. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:34.521 4.816 34
24. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1:34.750 5.045 46
25. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:35.312 5.607 15
26. Simon Trummer Arden International   1