Heavy rains welcomed the FIA Formula 2 drivers at Hungaroring for their qualifying session at the Magyar venue and the weather, paired with yellow and red flags, heavily conditioned the outcome of the session.
An interruption with four minutes still on the clock, and while cars were on-track for the final series of attempts, made the session come to an early end.
Mick Schumacher banked on an earlier fast lap to round out the top-5, putting himself in a great position for tomorrow’s feature race, on a track where he experienced great runs in the past.
Unfortunately, Robert Shwartzman was heavily relying on that final chance to make an improvement, and was caught out by the decision not to restart. He finished in 11th place.
“P5 is a decent starting position for tomorrow’s race. Again, our car felt really good to drive and was well on track even under difficult conditions. It’s a pity that the session was red flagged, because I would have liked to attack one more time with new tyres. But most importantly, I think that we will be competitive tomorrow – no matter if it’s raining or dry.”
Fastest lap: 1:51.584
“It’s disappointing to begin the weekend this way. In free practice, we did not turn a single lap because of the weather. Then we went into qualifying and in the first stint, there were many yellow flags that disrupted the laps. So we stopped, and at that moment the track began to improve so the others made big gains. When we went out with the fresh tires, the red flag came out so we could not improve which is a bit of a shame because there was still time. It’s sad to start so far back as in Hungary it’s very difficult to overtake, but I hope we will be able to fight back”.
Fastest lap: 1:52.715