McLaren F1's Stoffel Vandoorne fastest in GP2 Hungary practice

McLaren Formula 1 protege Stoffel Vandoorne led GP2 free practice at the Hungaroring for ART Grand Prix, almost half a second clear of Rio Haryanto

McLaren F1's Stoffel Vandoorne fastest in GP2 Hungary practice

Vandoorne set a time of 1m28.969s early in the 45-minute session and never looked like being beaten.

The Belgian, who like several others ran with a tribute to Jules Bianchi, was the only driver to get under 1m29s.

The rest of the field were significantly closer together with less than a second separating the top 10.

Haryanto was Vandoorne's closest challenger, finishing 0.415s off the pace ahead of William Formula 1 development driver Alex Lynn.

Arthur Pic climbed the order halfway through the session to finish fourth, edging out Lynn's DAMS team-mate Pierre Gasly, who briefly set the pace early on, in fifth.

Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello finished in sixth, with Andre Negrao and Nick Yelloly close behind.

Silverstone feature race winner Sergey Sirotkin finished the session in ninth with Russian Time driver Mitch Evans rounding out the top 10.

Racing Engineering's Alexander Rossi finished 11th after setting the pace early on but he couldn't improve on his early performance.

This weekend's additions to the field, Nicholas Latifi and Sean Gelael, who both race in Formula Renault 3.5, were well off the pace, finishing 25th and 26th respectively.

FREE PRACTICE TIMES

Pos Driver Team Gap Laps
1 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1m28.969s 20
2 Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 0.415s 18
3 Alex Lynn DAMS 0.530s 21
4 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 0.583s 18
5 Pierre Gasly DAMS 0.593s 20
6 Raffaele Marciello Trident 0.773s 21
7 Andre Negrao Arden International 0.828s 19
8 Nick Yelloly Hilmer Motorsport 0.887s 19
9 Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 0.904s 21
10 Mitch Evans RUSSIAN TIME 0.970s 19
11 Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 1.002s 17
12 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1.104s 19
13 Norman Nato Arden International 1.195s 17
14 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1.406s 19
15 Julian Leal Carlin 1.506s 18
16 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1.606s 18
17 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1.609s 19
18 Robert Visoiu Rapax 1.794s 19
19 Rene Binder Trident 1.833s 17
20 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1.933s 17
21 Nathanael Berthon Daiko Team Lazarus 1.961s 15
22 Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix 1.985s 18
23 Sergio Canamasas Hilmer Motorsport 2.138s 18
24 Zoel Amberg Daiko Team Lazarus 2.606s 12
25 Nicholas Latifi MP Motorsport 2.705s 20
26 Sean Gelael Carlin 3.231s 22


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