Williams reserve driver Felipe Nasr has taken pole position ahead of Caterham’s Tom Dillmann for tomorrow’s Feature Race at the Hungaroring.

Provisional changed hands a few times throughout the 30 minutes session, with main contenders Stoffel Vandoorne and Jolyon Palmer in the mix early.

However, just before drivers retuned to the pits for their regular mid-session break, both Campos racing drivers topped the session with Arthur Pic leading team-mate Kimiya Sato.

Daniel de Jong was the first driver out and had the track to himself, yet failed to take advantage of the situation twice, making mistakes on both of his flying laps.

Dillmann

Tom Dillmann joined him although didn’t make the same mistake, setting the fastest lap of the session for provisional pole with just under half a session to run.

With around 10 minutes left, every driver made their way back onto the track to have their final attempts at pole position.

Felipe Nasr quickly topped Dillmann’s time demoting him to second place. The Frenchman had no answer for Nasr’s lap and finished the session in second, and will line up on the front row for the feature race.

Pic and Sato will start from the second row of the grid in the team’s best qualifying performance of the season. The pair were a few hundredths of a second quicker than Trident’s Johnny Cecotto Jr. who has incurred a three-place grid penalty for causing a collision with Jolyon Palmer in practice.

Palmer had his worst qualifying session for the season, qualifying in seventh position. He will be promoted to sixth after Cecotto’s penalty and start from the third row. It’s a big blow for the championship leader, as he had never qualified lower than second position.


2014 GP2 Series Race of Hungary – Qualifying Results:

Driver Team / Entry Time Gap Laps
1. Felipe Nasr Carlin Motorsport 1:28.436 12
2. Tom Dillman EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:28.618 + 0.182 10
3. Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:28.643 + 0.207 11
4. Kimiya Sato Campos Racing 1:28.658 + 0.222 12
5. Johnny Cecotto Jr* Trident Racing 1:28.709 + 0.273 13
6. Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:28.740 + 0.304 11
7. Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1:28.791 + 0.355 11
8. Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1:28.932 + 0.496 11
9. Marco Sørensen dk MP Motorsport 1:28.935 + 0.499 12
10. Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1:28.941 + 0.505 6
11. Mitch Evans RT Russian Time 1:28.969 + 0.533 13
12. Julián Leal Carlin Motorsport 1:29.008 + 0.572 11
13. Simon Trummer Rapax Team 1:29.060 + 0.624 13
14. Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport 1:29.125 + 0.689 13
15. Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering 1:29.139 + 0.703 12
16. Sergio Canamasas es Trident Racing 1:29.142 + 0.706 12
17. Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport 1:29.143 + 0.707 11
18. Nathanaël Berthon Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:29.217 + 0.781 11
19. Conor Daly Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:29.233 + 0.797 12
20. Rio Haryanto EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:29.277 + 0.841 11
21. Andre Negrão Arden International 1:29.292 + 0.856 14
22. Andrew Quaife-Hobbs Rapax Team 1:29.462 + 1.026 12
23. Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport 1:29.680 + 1.244 12
24. René Binder Arden International 1:29.895 + 1.459 10
25. Artem Markelov RT Russian Time 1:30.078 + 1.642 11
26. Takuya Izawa ART Grand Prix 1:30.427 + 1.991 10

* Johnny Cecotto Jr was awarded a three-place grid penalty for causing an avoidable collision with Jolyon Palmer during free practice.

Images via GP2 Media

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