Hockenheim GP2: Sergey Sirotkin denies Pierre Gasly pole

Renault Formula 1 test driver Sergey Sirotkin took pole for the opening GP2 race at Hockenheim with three minutes remaining in the session

Hockenheim GP2: Sergey Sirotkin denies Pierre Gasly pole

A time of 1m22.193s guaranteed Sirotkin a third pole for ART, as Prema's practice pacesetter Pierre Gasly was already back in the pitlane with five minutes of the session to go, meaning he will start from second on the grid - just 0.016 seconds down.

Raffaele Marciello will line up in third for Russian Time, ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi and Oliver Rowland in fourth and fifth respectively.

Williams F1 development driver Alex Lynn was sixth, but voiced his discontent towards his DAMS team over the radio after he was blocked by traffic during his final run.

In seventh was Norman Nato for Racing Engineering, while Nicholas Latifi was behind him in eighth.

Nato's team-mate Jordan King claimed ninth and German Marvin Kirchhofer rounded out the top 10 for his home race.

Many drivers fell victim to reinforced regulations over track limits throughout the session, with Kirchhofer, Gustav Malja, Luca Ghiotto and Nabil Jeffri all having their qualifying times deleted during the session.

QUALIFYING TIMES

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 Sergey Sirotkin ART Grand Prix 1m22.193s -
2 Pierre Gasly Prema Racing 1m22.209s 0.016s
3 Raffaele Marciello RUSSIAN TIME 1m22.369s 0.176s
4 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 1m22.413s 0.220s
5 Alex Lynn DAMS 1m22.422s 0.229s
6 Norman Nato Racing Engineering 1m22.489s 0.296s
7 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1m22.524s 0.331s
8 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1m22.548s 0.355s
9 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin 1m22.796s 0.603s
10 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1m22.805s 0.612s
11 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1m22.812s 0.619s
12 Gustav Malja Rapax 1m23.065s 0.872s
13 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m23.066s 0.873s
14 Mitch Evans Pertamina Campos Racing 1m23.398s 1.205s
15 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1m23.400s 1.207s
16 Rene Binder Carlin 1m23.465s 1.272s
17 Arthur Pic Rapax 1m23.469s 1.276s
18 Nabil Jeffri Arden International 1m23.497s 1.304s
19 Jimmy Eriksson Arden International 1m23.535s 1.342s
20 Sean Gelael Pertamina Campos Racing 1m23.784s 1.591s
21 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1m24.399s 2.206s
- Antonio Giovinazzi Prema Racing - -

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