Sirotkin edges Gasly for Hockenheim pole
29 July 2016 – ART Grand Prix driver Sergey Sirotkin claimed his third GP2 pole position of the season as he edged series leader Pierre Gasly by just 0.016s at Hockenheim.
Several drivers traded provisional pole throughout the 45-minute session, with Prema's Antonio Giovinazzi and Russian Time's Raffaele Marciello setting new benchmarks.
Gasly consequently set two laps quick enough for pole position, before Renault tester Sirotkin responded with a time of 1:22.193, as the Prema driver returned to the pits.
It left Sirotkin 0.016s clear of Red Bull youngster Gasly and free to bag the four bonus points on offer.
Marciello and Giovinazzi will fill the second row of the grid, with MP Motorsport's Oliver Rowland edging DAMS' Alex Lynn for fifth place.
Norman Nato and Jordan King took seventh and ninth respectively for Racing Engineering, split by DAMS driver Nicholas Latifi.
Carlin's Marvin Kirchhöfer, the only German driver on the grid, rounded out the top 10.
GP2's Feature Race will begin at 15:40 local time on Saturday