GP2 Hockenheim: Red Bull's Gasly continues run to lead practice

GP2 championship leader and Red Bull Formula 1 protege Pierre Gasly was fastest in practice at the series' German Grand Prix supporting Hockenheim round

GP2 Hockenheim: Red Bull's Gasly continues run to lead practice

Continuing the run of form that has produced feature race wins at the last two events, Gasly put his Prema car in front with a 1m23.269s early on and was never headed.

But the pack was extremely tight, with the top 15 cars all within 0.819 seconds of Gasly's mark.

Monaco feature race winner Artem Markelov went second for Russian Time, 0.092s off the pace.

That put him fractionally ahead of Williams F1 junior Alex Lynn and top rookie Luca Ghiotto.

The men who occupy third to sixth in the standings, Norman Nato, Raffaele Marciello, Jordan King and Oliver Rowland, filled fifth to eighth places.

Gasly's team-mate and nearest championship rival Antonio Giovinazzi was ninth, followed by Hungary sprint race winner Sergey Sirotkin.

FREE PRACTICE RESULT

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Pierre Gasly Prema Racing 1m23.269s - 19
2 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1m23.361s 0.092s 21
3 Alex Lynn DAMS 1m23.370s 0.101s 21
4 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m23.379s 0.110s 21
5 Norman Nato Racing Engineering 1m23.470s 0.201s 16
6 Raffaele Marciello RUSSIAN TIME 1m23.668s 0.399s 20
7 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1m23.670s 0.401s 15
8 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 1m23.675s 0.406s 17
9 Antonio Giovinazzi Prema Racing 1m23.681s 0.412s 21
10 Sergey Sirotkin ART Grand Prix 1m23.796s 0.527s 20
11 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin 1m23.931s 0.662s 16
12 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1m24.023s 0.754s 22
13 Mitch Evans Pertamina Campos Racing 1m24.025s 0.756s 20
14 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1m24.067s 0.798s 21
15 Arthur Pic Rapax 1m24.098s 0.829s 22
16 Gustav Malja Rapax 1m24.282s 1.013s 23
17 Rene Binder Carlin 1m24.425s 1.156s 18
18 Nabil Jeffri Arden International 1m24.653s 1.384s 19
19 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1m24.863s 1.594s 21
20 Sean Gelael Pertamina Campos Racing 1m24.920s 1.651s 20
21 Jimmy Eriksson Arden International 1m24.938s 1.669s 20
22 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1m25.730s 2.461s 22

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