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Pole hat trick for Maximilian Gunther in Hungary

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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

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Hungaroring Race 3 Qualifying Times

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