Sam Bird posted the fastest time in GP2 practice at the Hungaroring.
The British driver, who is currently third in the standings, finished the 30 minute session with a best time 0.352 seconds quicker than anyone else.
Sergio Canamasas was a surprise second quickest, the Spaniard visibly pushing the limits as he ran wide on more than one occasion.
Bird’s Russian Time team-mate Tom Dillmann took third ahead of James Calado, whose session ended halfway through when he slid off at high speed. Fellow frontrunner Felipe Nasr had already spun and stopped at the final corner in the opening minutes of the session before he had set a representative time.
Nurburgring feature race winner and two-time pole-sitter in 2013 Marcus Ericsson was fifth, while Johnny Cecotto edged out Fabio Leimer for sixth. Daniel De Jong upstaged his new MP Motorsport team-mate Dani Clos by going eighth fastest, with Stephane Richelmi ninth and Jon Lancaster – winner of the last two sprint races – in tenth.
Championship leader Stefano Coletti was 15th. Vittorio Ghirelli was the best of the newcomers in 17th, having replaced Fabrizio Crestani at Lazarus. Two spots behind him was Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, who has switched from MP to Hilmer in place of Robin Frijns. Quaife-Hobbs’ replacement Clos was 22nd having had a spin of his own, while Ricardo Teixeira was 25th, 4.4 seconds off the pace and ahead only of Nasr after replacing Kevin Ceccon at Trident.
|1||Sam Bird||Russian Time||1:29.408||12|
|2||Sergio Canamasas||EQ8 Caterham Racing||1:29.760||0.352||14|
|3||Tom Dillmann||Russian Time||1:29.902||0.494||14|
|4||James Calado||ART Grand Prix||1:30.003||0.595||7|
|6||Johnny Cecotto Jr.||Arden International||1:30.239||0.831||15|
|7||Fabio Leimer||Racing Engineering||1:30.241||0.833||12|
|8||Daniel de Jong||MP Motorsport||1:30.329||0.921||13|
|10||Jon Lancaster||Hilmer Motorsport||1:30.413||1.005||14|
|11||Nathanael Berthon||Trident Racing||1:30.428||1.020||15|
|12||Mitchl Evans||Arden International||1:30.504||1.096||14|
|14||Julian Leal||Racing Engineering||1:30.558||1.150||13|
|16||Alexander Rossi||EQ8 Caterham Racing||1:30.742||1.334||15|
|17||Vittorio Ghirelli||Venezuela GP Lazarus||1:30.807||1.399||15|
|18||Rio Haryanto||Barwa Addax Team||1:30.869||1.461||13|
|19||Adrian Quaife-Hobbs||Hilmer Motorsport||1:31.045||1.637||13|
|20||Daniel Abt||ART Grand Prix||1:31.063||1.655||15|
|22||Daniel Clos||MP Motorsport||1:31.770||2.362||13|
|23||Jake Rosenzweig||Barwa Addax Team||1:31.797||2.389||14|
|24||Rene Binder||Venezuela GP Lazarus||1:31.845||2.437||15|
|25||Ricardo Teixeira||Trident Racing||1:33.848||4.440||15|