Hungary GP2: Williams F1 junior Alex Lynn takes maiden pole

Williams Formula 1 development driver Alex Lynn claimed his maiden GP2 pole position at the Hungaroring by edging out McLaren protege Stoffel Vandoorne

Hungary GP2: Williams F1 junior Alex Lynn takes maiden pole

DAMS driver Lynn was down in eighth before he set the pace on his second set of soft tyres.

With a clear track, the Brit set a time of 1m28.022s to go just 0.019 seconds clear of Vandoorne, who topped the timesheets in the early stages.

ART Grand Prix's Vandoorne tried his best to improve but struggled to find any clear track as the majority of the field jostled for position on their final runs, meaning the Belgian had to settle for second.

Like Lynn, Campos Racing driver Arthur Pic made use of a clear track to pip Ferrari junior Raffaele Marciello to third, with Pierre Gasly a tenth behind the Italian in fifth.

Racing Engineering's Jordan King improved late on to climb up the order and take sixth ahead of Pic's team-mate Rio Haryanto and Russian Time's Mitch Evans.

Silverstone feature race winner Sergey Sirotkin was less than a tenth behind Evans in ninth with Hilmer Motorsport's Nick Yelloly rounding out the top 10.

On his return to the series with MP Motorsport, Nicholas Latifi improved on his practice outing with a solid performance to qualify 12th, while fellow Formula Renault 3.5 regular Sean Gelael struggled down in 24th.

QUALIFYING RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Alex Lynn DAMS 1m28.022s - 11
2 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1m28.041s 0.019s 12
3 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1m28.154s 0.132s 13
4 Raffaele Marciello Trident 1m28.272s 0.250s 13
5 Pierre Gasly DAMS 1m28.361s 0.339s 12
6 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1m28.471s 0.449s 12
7 Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 1m28.538s 0.516s 11
8 Mitch Evans RUSSIAN TIME 1m28.608s 0.586s 11
9 Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 1m28.685s 0.663s 11
10 Nick Yelloly Hilmer Motorsport 1m28.782s 0.760s 11
11 Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 1m28.807s 0.785s 11
12 Nicholas Latifi MP Motorsport 1m28.940s 0.918s 13
13 Andre Negrao Arden International 1m28.957s 0.935s 11
14 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1m29.038s 1.016s 11
15 Robert Visoiu Rapax 1m29.079s 1.057s 11
16 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1m29.128s 1.106s 10
17 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1m29.198s 1.176s 11
18 Nathanael Berthon Daiko Team Lazarus 1m29.234s 1.212s 12
19 Sergio Canamasas Hilmer Motorsport 1m29.315s 1.293s 11
20 Julian Leal Carlin 1m29.351s 1.329s 11
21 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1m29.635s 1.613s 12
22 Norman Nato Arden International 1m29.641s 1.619s 11
23 Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix 1m29.665s 1.643s 11
24 Sean Gelael Carlin 1m29.803s 1.781s 13
25 Rene Binder Trident 1m29.811s 1.789s 13
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