Christopher Zanella tops Hungaroring Formula 2 test
|By Jack Nicholls||Friday, September 7th 2012, 08:52 GMT|
Christopher Zanella was fastest in Formula 2's pre-event test at the Hungaroring on Thursday, the Swiss driver ending the day 0.4 seconds clear of the rest of the field.
Last year's championship runner-up set his pace-setting 1m35.044s time during a series of blistering laps at the very end of the day, setting himself up as favourite for the race weekend.
Alex Fontana was his nearest challenger while Romanian driver Mihai Marinescu, Kevin Mirocha and Markus Pommer completed the top five.
Slovakian driver Richard Gonda finished an impressive sixth overall on his first time in an F2 car, and was second quickest in the final session of the day. He will make his F2 race debut this weekend.
After his win at Paul Ricard last time out, Matheo Tuscher could only manage seventh, ahead of Dino Zamparelli and championship leader Luciano Bacheta with Daniel McKenzie completing the top 10.
Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Christopher Zanella 1m35.044s 2. Alex Fontana 1m35.482s + 0.438s 3. Mihai Marinescu 1m35.733s + 0.689s 4. Kevin Mirocha 1m36.060s + 1.016s 5. Markus Pommer 1m36.074s + 1.030s 6. Richard Gonda 1m36.170s + 1.126s 7. Matheo Tuscher 1m36.224s + 1.180s 8. Dino Zamparelli 1m36.297s + 1.253s 9. Luciano Bacheta 1m36.302s + 1.258s 10. Daniel McKenzie 1m36.302s + 1.258s 11. Axcil Jefferies 1m36.550s + 1.506s 12. Max Snegirev 1m36.723s + 1.679s 13. Plamen Kralev 1m36.787s + 1.743s 14. Hector Hurst 1m37.048s + 2.004s 15. David Zhu 1m37.164s + 2.120s