Car 9: Oliver Turvey (GBR) - P3, 1m 27.976s Car 10: Davide Valsecchi (ITA) - P2, 1m 27.907s iSPORT DUO SHOW STUNNING TURN OF SPEED IN BUDAPEST Located close to Hungarian capital Budapest, the Hungaroring is one of the tightest venues on the ...
Car 9: Oliver Turvey (GBR) - P3, 1m 27.976s
Car 10: Davide Valsecchi (ITA) - P2, 1m 27.907s
iSPORT DUO SHOW STUNNING TURN OF SPEED IN BUDAPEST
Located close to Hungarian capital Budapest, the Hungaroring is one of the tightest venues on the GP2 schedule - but not quite as tight as today's GP2 Series qualifying session. iSport drivers Davide Valsecchi and Oliver Turvey were in the thick of the pole position battle, but the Italian eventually had to settle for second place, just 0.043s behind pace-setter Sam Bird (ART). Turvey was one place and just 0.069s further adrift.
"I am really pleased with the way things have gone today. Our lap times might not have looked spectacular during free practice, but we were focusing on getting the car right for qualifying and the race. As our subsequent performance confirms, the team did a fantastic job. Qualifying tends to be slightly frustrating here in Budapest: as in Monaco, there is always a likelihood of tripping over slower cars. I managed to find a clear lap towards the end - although it would have been faster still if I hadn't eased off for yellow flags at the final corner. The main thing, now, will be to make the best possible start - and that's easier said than done here in Budapest, because the track is very, very dirty off the racing line."
"The car felt very well balanced in qualifying - and that was a direct result of our productive free practice session. Sometimes you a make a few set-up tweaks and it's hard to know what to do, because they improve the car in some areas but compromise your performance in others. There was none of that today: we got some very clear answers, the car inspired a great deal of confidence and I felt I had a real chance of taking pole. The first two sectors of my final lap were really good, but I aborted the lap when I realised the yellow flags were out. It's just one of those things, but I'm not too frustrated because I'm confident that I have a real chance of taking my first win in the main GP2 Series."