Pole hat trick for Maximilian Gunther in Hungary


Maximilian Günther added the pole positions for races two and three to his earlier race one top spot at the Hungaroring after setting the pace during the second qualifying session on Friday afternoon.

The German set the outright best time of 1m33.614s to take race two pole, and his second best lap of 1m33.910s was enough to make it a hat trick of poles on the day, and five in a row in the championship.

Günther’s quickest lap could have been even better, with his best time being deleted due to exceeding track limits, with the session once again blighted by drivers having times deleted because of the same offence.

Ralf Aron will start alongside his Prema Powerteam team-mate on the front row of the grid for race two, but the Estonian fared worse for race three, missing out on the top ten altogether and will start down in eleventh.

Sergio Sette Camara impressed during the session, with the Red Bull-backed Motopark driver set to start race two from third on the grid, before moving up to the front row for race three.

Guan Yu Zhou will start fourth in both races for Motopark, with George Russell behind him in fifth for race two for Hitech GP before moving ahead of him into third for race three.

Nick Cassidy will start sixth for Prema Powerteam for race two, with the championship-leading New Zealander unable to match the pace of his pole-sitting team-mate Günther throughout the day.

Alessio Lorandi will start race two from seventh for Carlin ahead of Hitech GP’s Ben Barnicoat, while Prema Powerteam’s Lance Stroll and Motopark’s Niko Kari complete the top ten.

For race three, Barnicoat moves up to sixth ahead of Motopark’s Joel Eriksson, with Stroll eighth ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing’s Harrison Newey and Carlin’s Ryan Tveter.

Hungaroring Race 2 Qualifying Times

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
117Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1m33.614s
216Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam1m33.778s
39Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m33.814s
423Guanyu ZhouCHNMotopark1m34.300s
512George RussellGBRHitech GP1m34.458s
62Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1m34.856s
74Alessio LorandiITACarlin1m35.034s
824Ben BarnicoatGBRHitech GP1m35.116s
91Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1m35.122s
1010Niko KariFINMotopark1m35.297s
1122Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark1m35.300s
127Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1m35.377s
133Ryan TveterUSACarlin1m35.386s
146Callum IlottGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1m35.715s
155Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing1m35.746s
1611Nikita MazepinRUSHitech GP1m35.911s
1720Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1m35.938s
1814Arjun MainiINDThreeBond with T-Sport1m36.041s
1921Anthoine HubertFRAVan Amersfoort Racing1m36.069s
2018Zhi Cong LiCHNCarlin1m37.863s

Hungaroring Race 3 Qualifying Times

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
117Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1m33.910s
29Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m34.318s
312George RussellGBRHitech GP1m34.589s
423Guanyu ZhouCHNMotopark1m34.768s
52Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1m34.859s
624Ben BarnicoatGBRHitech GP1m35.147s
722Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark1m35.509s
81Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1m35.607s
920Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1m35.939s
103Ryan TveterUSACarlin1m36.162s
1116Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam1m36.490s
1210Niko KariFINMotopark1m36.543s
1321Anthoine HubertFRAVan Amersfoort Racing1m37.230s
146Callum IlottGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1m37.304s
1518Zhi Cong LiCHNCarlin1m37.919s
165Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing1m38.016s
1714Arjun MainiINDThreeBond with T-Sport1m38.026s
187Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1m39.686s
194Alessio LorandiITACarlin1m40.557s
2011Nikita MazepinRUSHitech GP1m43.928s