Lucas di Grassi and Romain Grosjean will start from opposite ends of the grid for tomorrow's GP2 Series feature race following a dramatic qualifying session at the Hungaroring this afternoon.
Racing Engineering driver Di Grassi backed up his pace from this morning's practice session by again going quickest, the 1m27.867s that he set 10 minutes in proving too big a hurdle for the rest of the field.
Vitaly Petrov came close, his best lap falling just 0.066s shy, and while there were signs that he had the potential to go slightly quicker, he never managed to get a clear enough lap to find out.
Nevertheless, the Russian's front row start will give Barwa Addax something to look forward to in the race, with his team-mate Grosjean again facing the prospect of having to drive through the field after crashing five minutes into the session.
Grosjean was attempting to pass DPR's Franck Perera when the pair touched at Turn 10, pitching both cars off the circuit; Grosjean's trip ending in the tyre barriers, Perera's in the gravel.
Points leader Nico Hulkenberg will start the race from fifth for ART alongside Super Nova's Luca Filippi, with his team-mate Javier Villa and Durango's Davide Valsecchi having blocked out the second row.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Lucas di Grassi Racing Engineering 1m27.867s 2. Vitaly Petrov Addax 1m27.933s + 0.066s 3. Javier Villa Super Nova 1m28.023s + 0.156s 4. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1m28.151s + 0.284s 5. Nico Hulkenberg ART 1m28.297s + 0.430s 6. Luca Filippi Super Nova 1m28.379s + 0.512s 7. Pastor Maldonado ART 1m28.452s + 0.585s 8. Andreas Zuber Fisichella 1m28.465s + 0.598s 9. Davide Rigon Trident 1m28.534s + 0.667s 10. Roldan Rodriguez Piquet 1m28.536s + 0.669s 11. Alberto Valério Piquet 1m28.617s + 0.750s 12. Diego Nunes iSport 1m28.632s + 0.765s 13. Daniel Clos Racing Engineering 1m28.670s + 0.803s 14. Alvaro Parente Ocean 1m28.799s + 0.932s 15. Sergio Perez Arden 1m28.897s + 1.030s 16. Giedo van der Garde iSport 1m28.923s + 1.056s 17. Luiz Razia Fisichella 1m28.974s + 1.107s 18. Edoardo Mortara Arden 1m29.058s + 1.191s 19. Michael Herck DPR 1m29.222s + 1.355s 20. Karun Chandhok Ocean 1m29.250s + 1.383s 21. Kamui Kobayashi DAMS 1m29.256s + 1.389s 22. Nelson Panciatici Durango 1m29.387s + 1.520s 23. Jerome D'Ambrosio DAMS 1m29.731s + 1.864s 24. Ricardo Teixeira Trident 1m30.550s + 2.683s 25. Franck Perera DPR 1m37.519s + 9.652s 26. Romain Grosjean Addax 1m46.315s + 18.448s