F3 – Leclerc takes maiden pole forward of Hauger in Budapest
Arthur Leclerc loved a dramatic flip of kind in Qualifying, beating Championship chief Dennis Hauger to first place in Budapest for his maiden pole place. The Monegasque had by no means beforehand certified greater than ninth however soared to P1 on the Hungaroring with a 1:33.164. Hauger missed out by simply 0.089s, whereas Trident’s Jack Doohan was solely 0.096s off himself.
Doohan topped the primary set of push laps, though the Trident racer’s time was seven-tenths off the quickest lap in Free Observe. Championship chief Hauger nestled into second, with Amaury Cordeel impressively making it into the highest three.
As the vast majority of the sector headed into the pits for a change of rubber, the second Campos of Lorenzo Colombo remained out and squeezed one other push lap out of his Pirellis. The Italian had by no means beforehand certified within the highest 10, however managed to steal first from Doohan, with 1:33.805.
Colombo dropped all the way down to P10 when the sector returned from the pits and gave the order a shake-up.
Leclerc had spoken about his want to enhance in Qualifying on a number of events and the PREMA racer was delivering on this goal at Budapest, leaping to provisional pole from outdoors of the highest 10 with a lap of 1:33.164. Although, the Monegasque did have a three-place grid drop hanging over his head from Spherical 3, which might have an effect on the opening race – however crucially, not Race 3.
Trident’s trio of drivers had been as much as second, third and fourth, with Doohan bettering David Schumacher and Clément Novalak for tempo.
With three minutes on the clock, there was loads of time for an additional tour of the Hungaroring, however the subject had been struggling to enhance.
Jonny Edgar was amongst the few to punch in a greater lap, leaping to twelfth, to safe reverse grid pole for Race 1. Ayumu Iwasa was one other