Hungaroring GP2: Sam Bird sets practice pace

Sam Bird set the pace in a scorching hot GP2 free practice session in Hungary

Hungaroring GP2: Sam Bird sets practice pace

The Russian Time driver ended the 30-minute session over three tenths faster than his closest rival, Caterham's Sergio Canamasas.

Tom Dillmann underlined the pace of the Russian Time car by recording the third-best time.

ART's James Calado was fourth fastest, despite his session lasting just seven laps before he spun and stalled.

Fellow title contender Carlin's Felipe Nasr also spun on his opening lap and did not set a time.

Rapax's points leader Stefano Colletti was back in 15th.

On his first outing for Hilmer, Adrian Quaife-Hobbs was 19th, while Dani Clos, who took over from Quaife-Hobbs at MP Motorsport, was 22nd despite a quick spin.

 Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Sam Bird Russian Time 1m29.408s 12 2. Sergio Canamasas Caterham Racing 1m29.760s +0.352s 14 3. Tom Dillmann Russian Time 1m29.902s +0.494s 14 4. James Calado ART 1m30.003s +0.595s 7 5. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1m30.084s +0.676s 15 6. Johnny Cecotto Jr Arden 1m30.239s +0.831s 15 7. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m30.241s +0.833s 12 8. Daniel de Jong MP 1m30.329s +0.921s 13 9. Stephane Richelmi DAMS 1m30.349s +0.941s 14 10. Jon Lancaster Hilmer 1m30.413s +1.005s 14 11. Nathanel Berthon Trident 1m30.428s +1.020s 15 12. Mitch Evans Arden 1m30.504s +1.096s 14 13. Jolyon Palmer Carlin 1m30.552s +1.144s 13 14. Julian Leal Racing Engineering 1m30.558s +1.150s 13 15. Stefano Coletti Rapax 1m30.590s +1.182s 15 16. Alexander Rossi Caterham Racing 1m30.742s +1.334s 15 17. Vittorio Ghirelli Lazarus 1m30.807s +1.399s 15 18. Rio Haryanto Addax 1m30.869s +1.461s 13 19. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Hilmer 1m31.045s +1.637s 13 20. Daniel Abt ART 1m31.063s +1.655s 15 21. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m31.524s +2.116s 15 22. Dani Clos MP 1m31.770s +2.362s 13 23. Jake Rosenzweig Addax 1m31.797s +2.389s 14 24. Rene Binder Lazarus 1m31.845s +2.437s 15 25. Ricardo Teixeira Trident 1m33.848s +4.440s 15 26. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m49.063s +19.655s 2 
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