Matthieu Vaxiviere took his third pole position of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series season for race two at the Hungaroring, just beating Saturday race one winner Egor Orudzhev.
The Frenchman, twice a winner in 2015 already after winning at Motorland Aragon and Spa-Francorchamps, set a best time of 1m29.221s in his Lotus, beating Orudzhev’s SMP Racing-backed Arden Motorsport machine by just 0.019s.
Malaysian driver Jazeman Jaafar was the best placed Fortec Motorsports entry in third, and will be joined on row two by Roberto Merhi, who made a number of fantastic overtaking manoeuvres for Pons Racing in race one.
Oliver Rowland will start fifth for Fortec ahead of Strakka Racing’s Gustav Malja, while Pietro Fantin of International Draco Racing starts seventh alongside the second Strakka of Tio Ellinas.
Tom Dillmann will start ninth for Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, ahead of the leading DAMS entry of Red Bull-backed Dean Stoneman.
Roy Nissany caused a mid-session red flag when he stopped his Tech 1 Racing machine between turns six and seven, and as a result will start the second race of the weekend from the back row of the grid, alongside Draco Racing’s Bruno Bonifacio.
Hungaroring Race 2 Qualifying Result
|2||6||Egor Orudzhev||RUS||Arden Motorsport||1m29.240s|
|3||3||Jazeman Jaafar||MAL||Fortec Motorsports||1m29.338s|
|4||40||Roberto Merhi||ESP||Pons Racing||1m29.693s|
|5||4||Oliver Rowland||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||1m29.779s|
|6||12||Gustav Malja||SWE||Strakka Racing||1m29.815s|
|7||19||Pietro Fantin||BRZ||International Draco Racing||1m29.884s|
|8||11||Tio Ellinas||CYP||Strakka Racing||1m30.084s|
|9||26||Tom Dillmann||FRA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||1m30.099s|
|11||25||Sean Gelael||INO||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||1m30.203s|
|12||5||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||Arden Motorsport||1m30.287s|
|13||1||Nyck de Vries||NED||DAMS||1m30.391s|
|14||10||Meindert van Buuren||NED||Lotus||1m30.423s|
|16||39||Philo Paz Patric Armand||INO||Pons Racing||1m30.548s|
|17||15||Alfonso Celis Jr||MEX||AVF||1m30.559s|
|18||18||Aurelien Panis||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||1m30.638s|
|19||20||Bruno Bonifacio||BRZ||International Draco Racing||1m30.836s|
|20||17||Roy Nissany||ISR||Tech 1 Racing||1m47.511s|