Stoffel Vandoorne Sets the Pace in Hungary


Stoffel Vandoorne topped the time sheets in Hungary in front of Rio Haryanto and Alex Lynn. The ART Grand Prix driver ended the session with a 1:28.969, four tenths ahead of Campos Racing’s Haryanto.

Arthur Pic ended the session in fourth after he took full advantage of a clear track to go ahead of fellow Frenchman, Pierre Gasly who had set the pace in the early part of the session in the DAMS car.

Raffaele Marciello and André Negrao were sixth and seventh with Britain’s Nick Yelloly close behind in eighth.

Silverstone race winner, Sergey Sirotkin finished ninth after completing 21 laps and Russian Time driver Mitch Evans completing the top ten.

Alexander Rossi and teammate Jordan King just missed out on a place in the top ten with the Racing Engineering pair 11th and 12th respectively.

It was a disappointing session for Vandoorne’s teammate, Nobuharu Matsushita who couldn’t manage to improve on his 1:30.578 which saw the Japanese driver settle for 17th.

On his GP2 series return with MP Motorsport, Nicholas Latifi could only manage a 1:31.647 meaning the Canadian finished just ahead of Sean Gelael on his GP2 debut who ended the session last and in 26th position.