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Oscar Piastri bounces back to top second Hungaroring Eurocup qualifying

by Bethonie Waring

Formula Renault Eurocup championship leader Oscar Piastri topped the times in qualifying to take pole for the second Hungaroring race.

After being unable to start race one, Piastri dominated qualifying, ending the morning with a 1m43.250s.

Times continued to tumble throughout the session as the circuit dried.

Leonardo Lorandi and Caio Collet set the pace early in the session while Piastri?s quickest lap time was deleted for exceeding track limits.

The R-ace GP driver soon recovered and spent the rest of the session setting increasingly faster times. Piastri dipped below 1m44s with his final lap of the day, going almost half a second quicker than anybody else.

Team-mate Alexander Smolyar finished second quickest, ahead of Victor Martins and Alex Quinn.

Collet, who was under investigation for twice crossing the pit lane exit line, ended the morning fifth.

Amaury Cordeel and Kush Maini took sixth and seventh, ahead of Lorandi, Frank Bird, and Lorenzo Colombo.


Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 Oscar Piastri R-ace GP 1:43.250
2 Alexander Smolyar R-ace GP 1:43.737 0.487
3 Victor Martins MP Motorsport 1:43.899 0.649
4 Alex Quinn Arden 1:44.051 0.801
5 Caio Collet R-ace GP 1:44.326 1.076
6 Amaury Cordeel MP Motorsport 1:44.466 1.216
7 Kush Maini M2 Competition 1:44.467 1.217
8 Leonardo Lorandi JD Motorsport 1:44.720 1.470
9 Frankie Bird Arden 1:44.886 1.636
10 Lorenzo Colombo MP Motorsport 1:44.907 1.657
11 Patrik Pasma Arden 1:45.169 1.919
12 Lucas Roy M2 Competition 1:45.222 1.972
13 Federico Malvestiti Bhaitech 1:45.475 2.225
14 Brad Benavides FA Racing by Drivex 1:45.665 2.415
15 Petr Ptacek Bhaitech 1:45.738 2.488
16 Aleks Karkosik FA Racing by Drivex 1:45.974 2.724
17 Xavier Lloveras GRS 1:46.133 2.883
18 Ugo De Wilde JD Motorsport 1:47.353 4.103
19 Joao Vieira JD Motorsport 1:48.161 4.911
20 Patrick Schott M2 Competition 1:49.257 6.007