Hungary F2: Markus Pommer puts race one frustration behind with Sunday pole

Markus Pommer secured pole position for the second Formula 2 race of the weekend at Hungaroring, with a blistering lap towards the end of the qualifying session

Hungary F2: Markus Pommer puts race one frustration behind with Sunday pole

After the frustration of a boost-valve failure forcing him into the pits at the end of the formation lap on Saturday - robbing him of a front row start - the German driver ended the session 0.37 seconds ahead of race one winner Alex Fontana.

Mihai Marinescu finished third quickest, but after taking out Matheo Tuscher in Saturday's race he will have to take a five-place grid drop.

That will promote Tuscher to third, but the Swiss driver was disappointed with his qualifying, when a mistake in the final sector saw him lose six seconds after being the quickest man in the first two splits.

Dino Zamparelli qualified fifth quickest ahead of Zanella and Saturday's polesitter Kevin Mirocha.

Luciano Bacheta could only manage eighth quickest, meaning he is unlikely to seal the championship in the race, unless Tuscher runs into serious trouble.

Dan McKenzie and David Zhu complete the top 10.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Markus Pommer 1m33.971s 2. Alex Fontana 1m34.341s + 0.370s 3. Mihai Marinescu 1m34.352s + 0.381s 4. Matheo Tuscher 1m34.495s + 0.524s 5. Dino Zamparelli 1m34.510s + 0.539s 6. Christopher Zanella 1m34.562s + 0.591s 7. Kevin Mirocha 1m34.588s + 0.617s 8. Luciano Bacheta 1m34.773s + 0.802s 9. Daniel McKenzie 1m34.910s + 0.939s 10. David Zhu 1m35.309s + 1.338s 11. Hector Hurst 1m35.330s + 1.359s 12. Maxim Snegirev 1m35.357s + 1.386s 13. Axcil Jefferies 1m35.456s + 1.485s 14. Richard Gonda 1m35.741s + 1.770s 15. Plamen Kralev 1m36.148s + 2.177s 
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