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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