Christian Lundgaard was quickest in the FIA Formula 3 Championship practice at the Hungaroring for ART Grand Prix ahead of Pedro Piquet and Jake Hughes.
In an overcast opening to the day in Hungary, Giorgio Carrara in his second running in the championship setting the pace in the 1m38s. However it did not take long for the PREMAs of Robert Shwartzman, Marcus Armstrong and Jehan Daruvala shot into the top three.
Leonardo Pulcini spoilt the PREMA party by going third ahead of Daruvala. As the Indian started slipping down the timesheets, he headed back to the pits with Shwartzman joining him.
Armstrong remained out on track and finally toppled the Russian on his third attempt – before joining his team-mates in the pits.
With the Italian squad in the pits, Raoul Hyman and Hughes edged out to take first and second with eleven minutes to go.
The PREMAs soon headed back on track and it was quickly a PREMA 1-2-3 once again.
Felipe Drugovich, Hyman, Pulcini and Piquet all leapt ahead in the final few minutes before Lundgaard upped the pace with a searing lap.
As the chequered flag dropped nearly all the field were able to set another lap, with the timings seeing a shake up.
Piquet and Hughes moved up into second and third with Max Fewtrell going fourth fastest.
Championship leader Shwartzman was fifth ahead team-mate Armstrong and Pulcini was seventh.
Jüri Vip jumped from twenty-fourth to eighth while Alex Peroni and Niko Kari completed the top ten.
Qualifying for the Feature Race tomorrow gets underway at 9.00 local time.
2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship: Hungaroring – Practice
|1||Christian Lundgaard||DNK||ART Grand Prix||1:32.771|
|3||Jake Hughes||GBR||HWA RACELAB||+0.131|
|4||Max Fewtrell||GBR||ART Grand Prix||+0.145|
|5||Robert Shwartzman||RUS||PREMA Racing||+0.200|
|6||Marcus Armstrong||NZL||PREMA Racing||+0.246|
|7||Leonardo Pulcini||ITA||Hitech Grand Prix||+0.320|
|8||Jüri Vips||EST||Hitech Grand Prix||+0.407|
|9||Alex Peroni||AUS||Campos Racing||+0.432|
|12||Jehan Daruvala||IND||PREMA Racing||+0.531|
|13||David Beckmann||DEU||ART Grand Prix||+0.706|
|14||Lirim Zendeli||DEU||Sauber Junior Team by Charouz||+0.716|
|15||Sebastian Fernandez||ESP||Campos Racing||+0.720|
|16||Simo Laaksonen||FIN||MP Motorsport||+0.764|
|17||Raoul Hyman||GBR||Sauber Junior Team by Charouz||+0.823|
|18||Logan Sargeant||USA||Carlin Buzz Racing||+0.906|
|19||Felipe Drugovich||BRA||Carlin Buzz Racing||+1.007|
|20||Yuki Tsunoda||JPN||Jenzer Motorsport||+1.051|
|21||Bent Viscaal||NED||HWA RACELAB||+1.077|
|22||Keyvan Andres||IRN||HWA RACELAB||+1.105|
|23||Teppei Natori||JPN||Carlin Buzz Racing||+1.259|
|24||Giorgio Carrara||SUI||Jenzer Motorsport||+1.281|
|25||Liam Lawson||NZL||MP Motorsport||+1.447|
|26||Fabio Scherer||SUI||Sauber Junior Team by Charouz||+1.493|
|27||Richard Verschoor||NED||MP Motorsport||+1.561|
|28||Ye Yifei||CHI||Hitech Grand Prix||+1.668|
|29||Andreas Estner||DEU||Jenzer Motorsport||+1.671|
|30||Alessio Deledda||ITA||Campos Racing||+2.179|