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The Italian clocked the fastest lap of the day in 1’16”426 beating fellow front row starter and championship leader Kimiya Sato (Euronova).
Ricardo Teixeira completed his day in 24th after having been assessed a drive-through penalty from the race stewards.
After starting from the pole, Nathanael Berthon dominated the whole 28-lap distance by holding the lead from start to finish.
Nathanael Berthon will start from pole position in tomorrow's race 2 at the Hungaroring
Nancy Knapp Schilke, GP2 Correspondent
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