F2 Hungaroring: Alex Fontana sets pace in first practice

Alex Fontana set the fastest time of the opening Formula 2 practice session at the Hungaroring on Friday morning

F2 Hungaroring: Alex Fontana sets pace in first practice

The Swiss/Greek driver only needed one run to outpace Kevin Mirocha by 0.2 seconds, thanks to his table-topping time of 1m34.787s.

After Thursday's pre-event test, there was not much impetus for drivers to take to the circuit; Daniel McKenzie being the only man to set a meaningful time inside the opening 10 minutes.

Eventually the front runners took to the track with Mihai Marinescu going fastest before ultimately dropping to third.

After going fastest in the test, Christopher Zanella ended the session in fourth position ahead of Markus Pommer and Matheo Tuscher.

Axcil Jefferies put in one of his strongest performances of the season so far with seventh quickest, just ahead of Luciano Bacheta, who could wrap up the championship this weekend, but is yet to show any signs of real pace so far.

McKenzie wound up ninth ahead of David Zhu, with debutant Richard Gonda ending the session 12th quickest.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Alex Fontana 1m34.787s 2. Kevin Mirocha 1m34.974s + 0.187s 3. Mihai Marinescu 1m35.025s + 0.238s 4. Christopher Zanella 1m35.184s + 0.397s 5. Markus Pommer 1m35.421s + 0.634s 6. Matheo Tuscher 1m35.434s + 0.647s 7. Axcil Jefferies 1m35.493s + 0.706s 8. Luciano Bacheta 1m35.548s + 0.761s 9. Daniel McKenzie 1m35.825s + 1.038s 10. David Zhu 1m36.064s + 1.277s 11. Hector Hurst 1m36.341s + 1.554s 12. Richard Gonda 1m36.404s + 1.617s 13. Plamen Kralev 1m36.674s + 1.887s 14. Max Snegirev 1m36.974s + 2.187s 15. Dino Zamparelli No time 
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