Vergne leads Hungaroring practice

Carlin's Jean-Eric Vergne set the fastest time in Formula Renault 3.5 free practice at the Hungaroring this morning

Vergne leads Hungaroring practice

With much excitement around the Frenchman's Red Bull Junior stablemate Daniel Ricciardo, following the announcement that he will make his Formula 1 debut with HRT at Silverstone, Vergne grabbed some of the spotlight by going quickest on a time of 1m35.016s.

Daniil Move showed that he will not be a pushover for his new high-profile team-mate, and former A1GP champion, Adam Carroll at P1 Motorsport by recording the second fastest time.

Carroll is making his debut in series in place of Walter Grubmuller, who suffered a back injury in the last meeting at the Nurburgring.

Carroll ended the morning 16th, one place above returning champion Mikhail Aleshin, who takes the place of fellow Russian Anton Nebylitskiy at KMP Racing. Nebylitskiy has been stood down for this meeting following a heavy crash at the Nurburgring.

Completing the driver changes, Pons Racing has renewed its relationship with Marcos Martinez. The Spaniard scored four wins with Sito Pons' team in 2009, and becomes Oliver Webb's sixth team-mate in six races.

Adding weight to his greatly improved standing this season, a late hot lap from Sergio Canamasas (BVM Target) netted the Spaniard the third fastest time ahead of Jan Charouz (Gravity-Charouz), who led the session for some time.

Fortec's Motorland winner Alexander Rossi took fifth spot. A variety of circumstances has prevented the fast American from scoring in the last three races, and Rossi will be determined to recover ground this weekend. KMP's Nelson Panciatici completed the top six.

Formula 1 new boy Ricciardo (ISR) was ninth, ahead of a good effort from Daniel McKenzie. Championship leader Robert Wickens was 15th, the Canadian completed only 11 laps after suffering engine problems.

Pos  Driver             Team             Time       Gap
 1.  Jean Eric Vergne   Carlin           1m35.016s
 2.  Daniil Move        P1               1m35.107s  + 0.091s
 3.  Sergio Canamasas   BVM Target       1m35.136s  + 0.120s
 4.  Jan Charouz        Gravity-Charouz  1m35.144s  + 0.128s
 5.  Alexander Rossi    Fortec           1m35.290s  + 0.274s
 6.  Nelson Panciatici  KMP              1m35.294s  + 0.278s
 7.  Cesar Ramos        Fortec           1m35.375s  + 0.359s
 8.  Albert Costa       Epic             1m35.376s  + 0.360s
 9.  Daniel Ricciardo   ISR              1m35.438s  + 0.422s
10.  Daniel McKenzie    Comtec           1m35.477s  + 0.461s
11.  Arthur Pic         Tech 1           1m35.481s  + 0.465s
12.  Stephane Richelmi  Draco            1m35.487s  + 0.471s
13.  Sten Pentus        Epic             1m35.631s  + 0.615s
14.  Kevin Korjus       Tech 1           1m35.763s  + 0.747s
15.  Robert Wickens     Carlin           1m35.768s  + 0.752s
16.  Adam Carroll       P1               1m35.815s  + 0.799s
17.  Mikhail Aleshin    KMP              1m35.840s  + 0.824s
18.  Brendon Hartley    Gravity-Charouz  1m35.927s  + 0.911s
19.  Oliver Webb        Pons             1m35.933s  + 0.917s
20.  Jake Rosenzweig    Mofaz            1m36.064s  + 1.048s
21.  Nathanael Berthon  ISR              1m36.404s  + 1.388s
22.  Andre Negrao       Draco            1m36.451s  + 1.435s
23.  Daniel de Jong     Comtec           1m36.569s  + 1.553s
24.  Fairuz Fauzy       Mofaz            1m36.576s  + 1.560s
25.  Marcos Martinez    Pons             1m36.901s  + 1.885s
26.  Daniel Zampieri    BVM Target       1m36.982s  + 1.966s
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