Pierre Gasly claimed pole position for the first GP2 race of the weekend in Abu Dhabi
The Frenchman's time of one minute 47.476 seconds crucially took a vital four points to close the gap to team mate Antonio Giovinazzi in the championship standings.
Oliver Rowland will start fifth, while championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi could only manage sixth after encountering traffic on his fast lap. The gap between him and Gasly now sits at three points ahead of the two races this weekend.
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