Hungaroring: ART GP event summary

Mixed feelings would be an understatement when it comes to describe ART Grand Prix feelings after the Hungarian round of the GP2 Main Series. Indeed, once again both drivers were competitive and potential winners, but lady luck was not on...

Mixed feelings would be an understatement when it comes to describe ART Grand Prix feelings after the Hungarian round of the GP2 Main Series. Indeed, once again both drivers were competitive and potential winners, but lady luck was not on the team's side in Budapest.

Sam Bird flew to his first pole position but that's when the team's good fortune came to an end with Bird finishing thirteenth in race one after a strong comeback. Although securing pole his engine choked at the third start and he was forced to start dead last and from the pits, then he was forced to retire in race two due to a mechanical gremlin.

As for teammate Jules Bianchi, after starting eleventh on the grid in race one he made contact with another car and spun back into the traffic. A red flag ensued and the Frenchman was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a broken vertebrae. ART Grand Prix will stay close by Jules' side during this painful time and will make the best use of the summer break in order to come back strong in Spa-Francorchamps in four-weeks time.

-source: art gp

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Sam Bird
Teams ART Grand Prix