Aitken on GP3 Pole at the Hungaroring

Credit: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service

ART Grand Prix driver Jack Aitken has taken his second GP2 Series pole position of the season at the Hungaroring.

The Briton got his lap in prior to a red flag being brought out two minutes before the end of the session which prompted the decision for it to not be restarted.

Team-mates George Russell and Nirei Fukuzumi completed the top three.

When the session got underway all the drivers headed straight out on track, with the warm conditions meaning times were quickly tumbling.

Aitken set the first representative time of the session but it soon became a battle of the ART’s as Aitken, Fukuzumi, Anthoine Hubert, and Russell vied for the top spot.

Aitken had returned to the head of the field when Arjun Maini pulled over at Turn 1, bringing out the yellow flags before managing to get going again only to grind to a halt at the final corner bringing the red flags out with two minutes remaining in the session.

As a result the decision was made to end the session early, meaning Aitken will start on pole followed by: Russell, Fukuzumi, Dorian Boccolacci, Hubert, Giuliano AlesiNiko KariKevin JörgAlessio Lorandi and Tatiana Calderon. 

The Feature Race gets underway at 17:35 local time.

2017 GP3 Series Qualifying Results – Hungaroring

11Jack AitkenGBRART Grand Prix1m31.754
23George RussellGBRART Grand Prix1m31.936
32Nirei FukuzumiJPNART Grand Prix1m32.009
412Dorian Boccolacci FRATrident 1m32.307
54Anthoine HubertFRAART Grand Prix1m32.308
610Giuliano AlesiFRATrident 1m32.435
75Niko KariFINArden International1m32.438
89Kevin JörgSUITrident 1m32.647
922Alessio LorandiITAJenzer Motorsport 1m32.701
1015Tatiana CalderonCOLDAMS 1m32.738
1111Ryan Tveter USATrident 1m32.795
127Steijn SchothorstNEDArden International1m32.800
1324Arjun MainiINDJenzer Motorsport 1m32.880
1428Marcos SiebertARGCampos Racing1m32.956
1527Raoul HymanRSACampos Racing1m33.090
1626Julien Falchero FRACampos Racing1m33.269
1716Bruno BaptistaBRADAMS 1m33.274
186Leonardo PulciniITAArden International1m33.427
1914Matthieu VaxiviereFRADAMS 1m33.615