Alex Lynn soars to first ever GP2 pole position

Image credit - GP2 Media Service

Image credit – GP2 Media Service

Alex Lynn has secured his first ever GP2 Series pole position with an incredible lap in the middle of the session in Budapest.

Alexander Rossi was the first driver to set a representative lap time, just like he was in Practice earlier today. The American put all four wheels off the track at turn three and his rivals were easily able to get the better of him because of this mistake.

Stoffel Vandoorne’s lap time of 1:28.258 saw him sit at the top of the time sheets until the midway point of the session ahead of Raffaele Marciello, Rio Haryanto and Pierre Gasly.

Campos driver Arthur Pic used the virtually empty track in the middle of the session to improve his time. The Frenchman jumped up to P3 and stayed there until the end of the checquered flag.

DAMS team mates Pierre Gasly and Alex Lynn had the same idea as Pic and both managed to make up some time. Gasly moved to P4 but was later bumped down to P5 by Marciello. Lynn’s improvement saw him leap to provisional pole position by just 0.019 seconds.

The final laps saw no improvements at the top of the standings and Alex Lynn was able to celebrate his first ever pole position as a GP2 driver with his mechanics in the pit lane.

Position Driver Team Gap
1 A. Lynn DAMS 1:28.022
2 S. Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 0.019
3 A. Pic Campos Racing 0.132
4 R. Marciello Trident 0.250
5 P. Gasly DAMS 0.339
6 J. King Racing Engineering 0.449
7 R. Haryanto Campos Racing 0.516
8 M. Evans RUSSIAN TIME 0.586
9 S. Sirotkin Rapax 0.663
10 N. Yelloly Hilmer Motorsport 0.760
11 A. Rossi Racing Engineering 0.785
12 N. Latifi MP Motorsport 0.918
13 A. Negrão Arden International 0.935
14 R. Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1.016
15 R. Visoiu Rapax 1.057
16 D. De Jong MP Motorsport 1.106
17 A. Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1.176
18 N. Berthon Daiko Team Lazarus 1.212
19 S. Canamasas Hilmer Motorsport 1.293
20 J. Leal Carlin 1.329
21 N. Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1.613
22 N. Nato Arden International 1.619
23 M. Stöckinger Status Grand Prix 1.643
24 S. Gelael Carlin 1.781
25 R. Binder Trident 1.789
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