Fenestraz, Aubry to share Sunday poles in Hungary


Sacha Fenestraz will start race two from pole position in Hungary - Credit: Francois Flamand / DPPI

Whereas the opening qualifying session at the Hungaroring was held in mixed conditions earlier in the day, the second session that determined the grid order for races two and three was held in more settled dry conditions, and Sacha Fenestraz and Gabriel Aubry shared out the pole positions.

However, both sessions were heavily affected by the officials, with numerous lap times being deleted due to track limit offences, something that has become notorious at the Hungaroring in junior categories.

Fenestraz has been quick all weekend long in Hungary, and the Josef Kaufmann Racing driver secured pole position for race two with the fastest lap of the split-session, a 1:41.012s, which was more than four-tenths of a second faster than Aubry’s best time in the second session.

Will Palmer will start race two from third on the grid, a much more representative position for the R-ace GP driver after struggling in the first session and qualifying twenty-second!

Joining Palmer on row two will be his team-mate and championship rival Robert Shwartzman, while Yifei Ye of Josef Kaufmann Racing and Max Defourny of R-ace GP share row three, ahead of Max Fewtrell, Daniel Ticktum, Alex Peroni and Zane Goddard.

Aubry got his revenge as his second best time of the session was enough to see him take pole position for race three, the Tech 1 Racing driver 0.065 seconds clear of Fenestraz, while Shwartzman and Ye will share row two ahead of Defourny and Palmer.

JD Motorsport’s Aleksandr Vartanyan will start race three from seventh on the grid ahead of AVF by Adrian VallésThomas Randle, while the top ten is completed by MP Motorsport’s Jarno Opmeer and Tech 1 Racing’s Fewtrell.

Thomas Maxwell will start both races from the rear of the field after crashing his Tech 1 Racing machine early in the session, while Luis Leeds failed to get a representative lap time in, with the Australian losing a number of laps due to track limits while also suffering thanks to Maxwell’s red flag-inducing crash.

Hungaroring Race 2 Qualifying Result

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
111Sacha FenestrazFRAJosef Kaufmann Racing1:41.012
24Gabriel AubryFRATech 1 Racing1:41.460
38Will PalmerGBRR-ace GP1:41.548
410Robert ShwartzmanRUSR-ace GP1:41.496
51Yifei YeCHNJosef Kaufmann Racing1:41.928
69Max DefournyBELR-ace GP1:41.690
77Max FewtrellGBRTech 1 Racing1:42.142
833Daniel TicktumGBRArden Motorsport1:42.039
917Alex PeroniAUSFortec Motorsports1:42.175
1093Zane GoddardAUSArden Motorsport1:42.120
1118Aleksey KorneevRUSFortec Motorsports1:42.320
1223Aleksandr VartanyanRUSJD Motorsport1:42.147
1316Thomas RandleAUSAVF by Adrian Valles1:42.324
1413Henrique ChavesPORAVF by Adrian Valles1:42.168
1520Najiy Ayyad bin Abd RazakMALFortec Motorsports1:42.613
1631Neil VerhagenUSAMP Motorsport1:42.173
1734Ghislain CordeelBELArden Motorsport1:42.639
1830Jarno OpmeerNEDMP Motorsport1:42.324
196Thomas NeubauerFRATech 1 Racing1:42.677
2022Jean Baptiste SimmenauerFRAJD Motorsport1:42.568
2115Axel MatusMEXAVF by Adrian Valles1:42.893
2212Raul GuzmanMEXR-ace GP1:42.898
2329Richard VerschoorNEDMP Motorsport1:42.966
2430Bartlomiej MireckiPOLBM Racing Team1:43.025
2525Julia PankiewiczPOLMark Burdett Motorsport1:43.437
2621Sun Yue YangCHNJD Motorsport1:43.235
275Thomas MaxwellAUSTech 1 Racing1:45.714
2826Presley MartonoINOMark Burdett Motorsport1:43.252
292Luis LeedsAUSJosef Kaufmann Racing2:04.437
3019Frank BirdGBRFortec Motorsports1:43.321

Hungaroring Race 3 Qualifying Result

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
14Gabriel AubryFRATech 1 Racing1:41.619
211Sacha FenestrazFRAJosef Kaufmann Racing1:41.684
310Robert ShwartzmanRUSR-ace GP1:41.817
41Yifei YeCHNJosef Kaufmann Racing1:41.980
59Max DefournyBELR-ace GP1:41.864
68Will PalmerGBRR-ace GP1:42.327
723Aleksandr VartanyanRUSJD Motorsport1:42.275
816Thomas RandleAUSAVF by Adrian Valles1:42.336
930Jarno OpmeerNEDMP Motorsport1:42.503
107Max FewtrellGBRTech 1 Racing1:42.365
1133Daniel TicktumGBRArden Motorsport1:42.766
1218Aleksey KorneevRUSFortec Motorsports1:42.375
1322Jean Baptiste SimmenauerFRAJD Motorsport1:42.794
146Thomas NeubauerFRATech 1 Racing1:42.680
1593Zane GoddardAUSArden Motorsport1:42.872
1620Najiy Ayyad bin Abd RazakMALFortec Motorsports1:42.983
1712Raul GuzmanMEXR-ace GP1:43.072
1829Richard VerschoorNEDMP Motorsport1:43.017
1930Bartlomiej MireckiPOLBM Racing Team1:43.213
2034Ghislain CordeelBELArden Motorsport1:43.112
2119Frank BirdGBRFortec Motorsports1:43.407
2225Julia PankiewiczPOLMark Burdett Motorsport1:43.437
2326Presley MartonoINOMark Burdett Motorsport1:43.425
2417Alex PeroniAUSFortec Motorsports1:43.991
2521Sun Yue YangCHNJD Motorsport1:43.435
2615Axel MatusMEXAVF by Adrian Valles1:47.115
2713Henrique ChavesPORAVF by Adrian Valles2:01.113
282Luis LeedsAUSJosef Kaufmann Racing5:54.897
2931Neil VerhagenUSAMP Motorsport2:03.526
305Thomas MaxwellAUSTech 1 RacingNo Time