Maiden GP3 pole position for de Vries

Nyck De Vries (NED, ART Grand Prix) celebrates getting pole at the Hungarian GP. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 23 July 2016. World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic ref: Digital Image _SLA7127

It was once again ART Grand Prix on top with Nyck de Vries claiming pole position at the Hungaroring for the GP3 Series Feature Race by almost half a second to his nearest rival, Matthew ParryTrident Motorsport‘s Antonio Fuoco completed the top three.

Campos Racing‘s Alex Palou set the early pace, before Fuoco set about setting the timing screens alight. Palou was soon pushed down the order as Matevos IsaakyanArtur JanoszJake Dennis and Giuliano Alesi improved their lap times.

ART’s Alexander Albon was first to dip into the 1m33s and held an advantage of a tenth over Fuoco.

The session was briefly red flagged after Steijn Schothorst stopped at Turn 7. Once the session resumed there was just seven minutes left in the clock with championship leader Charles Leclerc was down in P11.

Ralph Boschung soon shot up to second place a mere 0.026s off of Albon – that was until Fuoco found some extra pace to return to the head of the timings. Leclerc found himself on the move and wa up into P3, but like in practice it was Parry who looked racy and he rose to provisional pole by a tenth.

Fuoco tried his best to respond but he was just 0.014s shy of Parry’s time. Dennis was also a man on the move as he went third quickest but all eyes soon turned to de Vries as the ART rookie flew to the top of the timesheet.

At the chequered flag de Vries pocketed his maiden GP3 pole ahead of Parry, Fuoco, Dennis, Nirei Fukuzumi, Leclerc, Jack Aitken, Albon, Arjun Maini and Boschung.

2016 GP3 Series Hungarian Qualifying Results

14Nyck de VriesNEDART Grand Prix1m32.979
214Matthew ParryGBRKoiranen GP1m33.464
35Antonio FuocoITATrident1m33.478
49Jake DennisGBRArden International1m33.548
52Nirei FukuzumiJPNART Grand Prix1m33.660
61Charles LeclercMONART Grand Prix1m33.672
711Jack AitkenGBRArden International1m33.682
83Alexander AlbonTHAART Grand Prix1m33.866
920Arjun MainiINDJenzer Motorsport1m33.874
1017Ralph BoschungSUIKoiranen GP1m33.892
1128Kevin JörgSUIDAMS 1m33.974
1222Alex PalouESPCampos Racing1m34.017
1316Matevos IsaakyanRUSKoiranen GP1m34.053
146Artur JanoszPOLTrident1m34.056
1519Jack AitkenGBRJenzer Motorsport1m34.114
167Richard Gonda SVKTrident1m34.177
1710Giuliano AlesiFRAArden International1m34.225
1824Tatiana CalderonCOLCampos Racing1m34.233
1927Jake HughesGBRDAMS 1m34.322
2018Akash NandyMASJenzer Motorsport1m34.462
218Sandy StuvikTHATrident1m34.520
2226Santino FerrucciUSADAMS 1m34.609
2323Steijn SchothorstNEDCampos Racing1m34.678