Following his great 4th place yesterday that secured the 2013 Drivers Championship, Fabio Leimer started from 5th on the reversed grid.
The Racing Engineering team can celebrate a very well deserved Championship victory but there is still one more race to go in the 2013 season due tomorrow.
With less than 10 minutes of the session remaining both Fabio and his main title rival, Sam Bird, were sitting in the pits preparing themselves for a final fast lap.
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Fabio Leimer keeps his lead in the 2013 GP2 Series Championship by seven points following another strong race and the Championship is now, realistically, between Fabio and Bird.
All the cars were running the P Zero Yellow soft compound Pirelli tyres.
Fabio Leimer was starting from 8th on the grid following his superb win in yesterday’s Feature Race and Julián Leal was in 4th spot after finishing 5th.
Tomorrow’s 21 lap Sprint Race will see Fabio Leimer starting eighth while Julián leal will start fourth on the reversed grid.
An excellent race weekend for Racing Engineering with both drivers scoring points in both races and Julián Leal finishing on the podium for the first time in his GP2 career.
Both of the Racing Engineering cars started on the hard Pirelli compound.
Racing Engineering: Fabio Leimer gave it his best shot for the pole but will start on the front row.
Back to business!
The team now return to their Sanlúcar de Barrameda base to prepare for the next round of the 2013 GP2 series at Spa Francorchamps in four weeks’ time.
Fabio will start tomorrow’s Sprint Race from 5th on the grid and with an excellent chance of finishing on the podium.
On a very hot day at the Hungaroring, both Racing Engineering drivers concentrated on their setups versus setting fast times in GP2 qualifying.