Red Bull junior Pierre Gasly topped the GP2 free practice of the championship’s final 2015 round?at Abu Dhabi, confidently beating the rest but Stoffel Vandoorne.
The Mclaren junior ended up only a tenth behind Gasly as the Belgian returned from a mid-week Super Formula test, while third-placed Nobuharu Matsushita was more than half a second off the pace.
Alexander Rossi, who is close to secure the runner-up spot in the standings, and Alex Lynn completed the top five edging out?Bahrain sprint race winner Mitch Evans and Briton?Jordan King.
Trident’s Raffaele Marciello took eighth, followed by French duo Norman Nato and Arthur Pic.
Sergey Sirotkin and Rio Haryanto, third and fourth in the standings, ended up 13th and 12th respectively, separated by just 0.03s.