Monza GP2: Gasly scores maiden series pole

Pierre Gasly scored his first-ever pole position in GP2 at Monza, beating Mitch Evans to the top spot by 0.152s.

Gasly, who was at fault for Daniel de Jong’s huge accident at Spa two weeks ago, bounced back in style in his DAMS-run car.

Evans was early pacesetter on 1m31.424s, 0.054s ahead of points dominator Stoffel Vandoorne, Gasly, Alex Lynn and Sergey Sirotkin.

Gasly grabbed pole with five minutes to go with a lap of 1m31.272s, mainly thanks to a rapid final sector. That proved crucial, as nobody could respond at the end of the session.

Evans will start second, ahead of Vandoorne, Lynn, Sirotkin and Rio Haryanto. Alex Rossi, second in points, will start down in 10th.

Johnny Cecotto, on his return to the series with Trident, will start 16th. Series debutants Jann Mardenborough was 19th, with Patric Niderhauser 24th and Meindert van Buuren last of the 25 runners.

Pos Driver  Entrant   Time  Gap
Pierre Gasly DAMS 1'31.272  
Mitch Evans RUSSIAN TIME 1'31.424 0.152
Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1'31.478 0.206
Alex Lynn DAMS 1'31.615 0.343
Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 1'31.640 0.368
Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 1'31.898 0.626
Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1'31.938 0.666
Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1'31.985 0.713
Sergio Canamasas Daiko Team Lazarus 1'32.000 0.728
10  Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 1'32.014 0.742
11  Raffaelle Marciello Trident 1'32.071 0.799
12  Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1'32.100 0.828
13  Robert Visoiu Rapax 1'32.155 0.883
14  Julian Leal Carlin 1'32.159 0.887
15  Norman Nato Arden International 1'32.174 0.902
16  Johnny Cecotto Jr. Trident 1'32.176 0.904
17  Jordan King Racing Engineering 1'32.283 1.011
18  Andre Negrao Arden International 1'32.386 1.114
19  Jann Mardenborough Carlin 1'32.398 1.126
20  Rene Binder MP Motorsport 1'32.447 1.175
21  Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix 1'32.619 1.347
22  Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1'32.637 1.365
23  Simon Trummer Hilmer Motorsport 1'32.794 1.522
24  Patric Niederhauser Daiko Team Lazarus 1'32.913 1.641
25  Meindert van Buuren MP Motorsport 1'33.126 1.854

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Series GP2
Event Monza
Track Monza
Drivers Mitch Evans , Alex Lynn , Stoffel Vandoorne , Pierre Gasly
Article type Qualifying report