Pierre Gasly topped the timesheets in the Hungarian GP’s qualifying session to claim pole position for Saturday’s feature race, his second of this season.

Having posted the fastest time of the session early on with a 1:25.662, Gasly later improved by half a tenth despite having a moment in Turn 11. His final attempt was slower than the previous two but still fast enough for pole and much faster than second- placed Sergey Sirotkin who was almost half a second adrift.

Gasly’s PREMA team mate Antonio Giovinazzi was third ahead of Sirotkin’s team mate Nobuharu Matsushita in the ART.

Norman Nato was fifth ahead if Luca Ghiotto, Arthur Pic and Raffaele Marciello in sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

Jordan King will start ninth as Carlin’s Marvin Kirchhoffer rounds up the top ten.

Gasly earns four points from pole, raising his total to 78 points, which puts him on equal terms with team mate Antonio Giovinazzi in second place in the standings, one point behind current series leader Oliver Rowland, who only managed 17th fastest in today’s qualifying.

The Feature Race starts Saturday at 15:40 local time (GMT +2)

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Ahmad Shallouf

Contributing Writer at MotorsportM8