Luca Ghiotto is on GP3 pole in Hungary
On an extremely hot track just outside Budapest, Luca Ghiotto set the fastest time in the final seconds of the session and earned pole position for the feature race. Adderly Fong was the early leader, but was overtaken by his Koiranen GP teammate Matthew Parry with a time of 1:36 348.
With around 20 minutes to go, Ghiotto went to provisional pole with 1:35.144, but was overtaken by Esteban Ocon who clocked in 1:34.790 and Mitchell Gilbert who pushed him down to third. Ghiotto returned to the lead with 1:34.516 and was closely followed by Alex Palou who had a time of 1:34.526.
By lapping Hungaroring in a time of 1:34.504, Emil Bernstorff took the lead from Ghiotto with around twelve minutes to go. With the majority of cars in the pits, Alex Palou and Luca Ghiotto had a traffic free track, but didn’t manage to improve their times enough to take the first spot.
With only five minutes remaining, Campos Racing driver Samin Gomez spun her car, but returned to the track without any damage. With three minutes to go, Luca Ghiotto took the pole position, but Marvin Kirchhofer topped his time and went to take the lead. Emil Bernstorff improved as well, taking the lead with 1:34.066.
In the final seconds of the race, Luca Ghiotto set the time of 1:34.030, jumping to pole. Bernstorff was behind him, followed by Esteban Ocon who improved to third, followed by Kirchhofer and Jimmy Eriksson for the top five. Parry was on sixth, Alex Palou on seventh, followed by Fuoco, Ceccon and Varhaug in top ten. The detailed results are the following: