Vainio sets pace in Budapest practice
|2.||A. Felix da Costa||1:37.819|
27 July 2012 – Aaro Vainio was quickest as Hungarian track action started on Friday morning. The GP3 title challenger, hailing from Finland, led the way for Lotus ahead of team-mate Conor Daly, with the duo sandwiching the Carlin car of António Félix da Costa.
Weather conditions were ideal as the session started at half past eight local time, with Vainio’s fastest lap coming in the form of 1:37.396. This was quicker than Félix da Costa by a comfortable four tenth of a second margin, with Northern Ireland’s Will Buller the highest-placed British driver and ending up inside the top five for Carlin.
Championship leader Mitch Evans of New Zealand, driving for MW Arden which is joint-owned by Mark Webber and Christian Horner, was sixth and three quarters of a second off the leading pace. Lewis Williamson, whose seat for Hungary was confirmed by Status GP on only Thursday, finished the session 13th and ahead of Alex Brundle.
Blue skies and a warm breeze are set to remain on the cards for Saturday.
GP3 Qualifying begins at 9:45am local time (BST +1) on Saturday