Hungary GP2: Vandoorne leads the way in practice
Stoffel Vandoorne once again proved the class of the GP2 field during practice for this weekend’s races at the Hungaroring, going quickest by four tenths of a second.
Tyre degradation in the sweltering conditions meant the quickest times came mostly towards the start of the 45-minute session, runaway championship leader Vandoorne moving to the top of the timesheets in the first 10 minutes with a 1m29.729s.
Alex Lynn briefly went quickest shortly after with a time 0.180s faster the Belgian, but Vandoorne promptly responded with a 1m28.969s, which would remain the benchmark for the remainder of the session.
Rio Haryanto slotted into second ahead of Lynn with a time 0.415s off the pace just after one-third distance, the Brit marginally improving to a 1m29.499s to stay third.
Arthur Pic made it two Campos drivers in the top four, half a tenth behind Lynn, with Pierre Gasly rounding off the top five just a hundredth slower than his compatriot.
Raffaele Marciello was sixth quickest, ahead of Andre Negrao, Nick Yelloly and Silverstone feature race winner Sergey Sirotkin, while Mitch Evans completed a top 10 split by just under a second.
Vandoorne’s nearest championship challenger Alexander Rossi ended the session only 11th fastest, having lost valuable track time to a brake problem mid-session.
|1||Stoffel Vandoorne||ART Grand Prix||1:28.969|
|2||Rio Haryanto||Campos Racing||1:29.384||0.415|
|4||Arthur Pic||Campos Racing||1:29.552||0.583|
|7||Andre Negrao||Arden International||1:29.797||0.828|
|8||Nick Yelloly||Hilmer Motorsport||1:29.856||0.887|
|10||Mitch Evans||RUSSIAN TIME||1:29.939||0.970|
|11||Alexander Rossi||Racing Engineering||1:29.971||1.002|
|12||Jordan King||Racing Engineering||1:30.073||1.104|
|13||Norman Nato||Arden International||1:30.164||1.195|
|14||Daniel de Jong||MP Motorsport||1:30.375||1.406|
|16||Richie Stanaway||Status Grand Prix||1:30.575||1.606|
|17||Nobuharu Matsushita||ART Grand Prix||1:30.578||1.609|
|20||Artem Markelov||RUSSIAN TIME||1:30.902||1.933|
|21||Nathanael Berthon||Daiko Team Lazarus||1:30.930||1.961|
|22||Marlon Stockinger||Status Grand Prix||1:30.954||1.985|
|23||Sergio Canamasas||Hilmer Motorsport||1:31.107||2.138|
|24||Zoel Amberg||Daiko Team Lazarus||1:31.575||2.606|
|25||Nicholas Latifi||MP Motorsport||1:31.674||2.705|
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