Lundgaard lunges ahead in Budapest Free Practice

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Christian Lundgaard led the way in Round 5 Free Practice, topping the timings for the first time this season, at the Hungaroring.
The ART Grand Prix ace was followed by Trident’s Pedro Piquet and HWA RACELAB’s Jake Hughes, in a new look top three.
 
Giorgio Carrara - in just his second round at this level - set the standard on an overcast morning in Hungary, racing round the tight and twisty circuit in under 1m 38s. It wasn’t to last as the glistening red trio of Robert Shwartzman, Marcus Armstrong and Jehan Daruvala flexed their muscles to go 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
 
The PREMA trio was broken up by Leonardo Pulcini, who dipped amongst them in 3rd, pushing back Daruvala, who started to freefall, as he headed to the pits, alongside teammate Shwartzman. Armstrong remained out on track and had three goes at bettering the Russian’s time, finally toppling him at the third attempt, lapping at 1:33.859.
 
With all three drivers of the Italian squad back in the pits, Raoul Hyman and Hughes edged in front to take P1 and P2 with 11 minutes to go. However, the trio soon returned to the track and quickly handed us an all PREMA front three once more.
 
Again, it wouldn’t last. Felipe Drugovich, Hyman, Pulcini and Piquet all leapt ahead in the final few minutes of Practice, before Lundgaard seared around the track to top the pack, with a hot time of 1:32.771.
 
All hung in the balance when the chequered flag was waved, as nearly the entire field had the chance to set one final lap. The shake-up ensued, as Piquet and Hughes rose to second and third, with Fewtrell climbing more than ten places to take fourth. Shwartzman and Armstrong managed to recover enough for fifth and sixth, ahead of Pulcini. Jüri Vips leapt from 24th to 8th, while Alex Peroni and Niko Kari completed the top ten.
 
None could run faster than Lundgaard today though and the Danish driver claimed his first P1 position of the season. He will be hoping to maintain his early form when it counts tomorrow, as the cars hit the track at 9am for qualifying. 
 
FIA Formula 3 Round 5 - Free Practice Provisional Classification
 
 Pos. 
DRIVER
TEAM
LAPTIME
LAPS
1
Christian Lundgaard
ART Grand Prix
1:32.771
16
2
Pedro Piquet
Trident
1:32.805
17
3
Jake Hughes
HWA RACELAB
1:32.902
19
4
Max Fewtrell
ART Grand Prix
1:32.916
16
5
Robert Shwartzman
PREMA Racing
1:32.971
20
6
Marcus Armstrong
PREMA Racing
1:33.017
20
7
Leonardo Pulcini
Hitech Grand Prix
1:33.091
18
8
Juri Vips
Hitech Grand Prix
1:33.178
18
9
Alex Peroni
Campos Racing
1:33.203
19
10
Niko Kari
Trident
1:33.245
18
11
Devlin DeFrancesco
Trident
1:33.291
19
12
Jehan Daruvala
PREMA Racing
1:33.302
20
13
David Beckmann
ART Grand Prix
1:33.477
16
14
Lirim Zendeli
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz
1:33.487
21
15
Sebastian Fernandez
Campos Racing
1:33.491
19
16
Simo Laaksonen
MP Motorsport
1:33.535
19
17
Raoul Hyman
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz
1:33.594
20
18
Logan Sargeant
Carlin Buzz Racing
1:33.677
19
19
Felipe Drugovich
Carlin Buzz Racing
1:33.778
20
20
Yuki Tsunoda
Jenzer Motorsport
1:33.822
21
21
Bent Viscaal
HWA RACELAB
1:33.848
16
22
Keyvan Andres
HWA RACELAB
1:33.876
18
23
Teppei Natori
Carlin Buzz Racing
1:34.030
18
24
Giorgio Carrara
Jenzer Motorsport
1:34.052
23
25
Liam Lawson
MP Motorsport
1:34.218
19
26
Fabio Scherer
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz
1:34.264
20
27
Richard Verschoor
MP Motorsport
1:34.332
17
28
Ye Yifei
Hitech Grand Prix
1:34.439
19
29
Andreas Estner
Jenzer Motorsport
1:34.442
20
30
Alessio Deledda
Campos Racing
1:34.950
21

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