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Hungary - Qualifying times

A damp track after an earlier torrential shower led for an eventful qualifying session with times tumbling fast throughout, Max Chilton finally claiming pole with the last lap of the day.
Carlin's Max Chilton was the last man out on a flying lap at the Hungaroring, and was rewarded for his perfect timing with his maiden GP2 pole position for the Saturday feature race with a lap of 1:28.980s.

That displaced James Calado from what had seemed an assured top spot on the timesheets, although the Lotus GP driver will have a two-place starting grid penalty after having been judged to have blocked Felipa Nasr in Friday morning practice.

As a result Calado will line-up in fourth place on the grid alongside iSport's Jolyon Palmer, while DAMS' Davide Valsecchi is promoted to the front row of the grid for the start of the race.

Qualifying times

1. #26 Max Chilton Carlin 1:28.980s (13 laps)
2. #9 James Calado Lotus GP 1:29.003s + 0.023s (11 laps) *
3. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:29.034s + 0.054s (13 laps)
4. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport 1:29.093s + 0.113s (11 laps)
5. #23 Luiz Razia Arden 1:29.177s + 0.197s (13 laps)
6. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:29.202s + 0.222s (13 laps)
7. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1:29.248s + 0.268s (11 laps)
8. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:29.334s + 0.354s (11 laps)
9. #7 Marcus Ericsson iSport 1:29.345s + 0.365s (11 laps)
10. #1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax 1:29.367s + 0.387s (14 laps)
11. #2 Josef Kral Barwa Addax 1:29.472s + 0.492s (14 laps)
12. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1:29.496s + 0.516s (14 laps)
13. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:29.574s + 0.594s (13 laps)
14. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:29.637s + 0.657s (10 laps)
15. #18 Sergio Canamasas Venezuela Lazarus GP 1:29.666s + 0.686s (15 laps)
16. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing 1:29.717s + 0.737s (11 laps)
17. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:29.786s + 0.806s (14 laps)
18. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing 1:29.786s + 0.806s (14 laps)
19. #14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:29.906s + 0.926s (11 laps)
20. #16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:30.027s + 1.047s (11 laps)
21. #11 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1:30.201s + 1.221s (12 laps)
22. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:30.202s + 1.222s (16 laps)
23. #20 Ricardo Teixeria Rapax 1:30.475s + 1.495s (14 laps)
24. #22 Simon Trummer Arden 1:30.655s + 1.675s (14 laps)
25. #21 Daniël de Jong Rapax 1:30.930s + 1.950s (12 laps)
26. #19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Lazarus GP 1:33.093s + 4.113s (14 laps)

107% laptime: 1:35.208s
* denotes two-place starting grid penalty for blocking in practice



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JJJ - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 4:27 PM

It's a shame Giedo and his team just can't seem to get away from P5-P6 in quali under normal circumstances. I think Giedo is actually having a good year this year but now he unfortunately seems to be in a subtop team. Again Razia and Valsecchi are in front on the grid as well as Calado. I hope to catch the race somewhere cause eventhough F1 races are more eventful then probably ever, GP2 racing is still more spectecular to watch with lots of overtaking and side by side fighting. Some great drivers in this series, even if maybe slightly less than in years past.



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