F3 - Round 02 Budapest (HUN)

25.05.18

Hungaroriong

 

 

Pole positions:

 

2017

Qualifying 1

Maximilian Günther

Qualifying 2

Callum Ilott

Qualifying 3

Joel Eriksson

 

1m.49.369s

1m34.890s

1m35.267s

 

Winners:

 

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

2014

Tom Blomqvist

Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon

2015

Not on the calendar

 

 

2016

Ralf Aron

Maximilian Günther

Ben Barnicoat

2017

Maximilian Günther

Callum Ilott

Joel Eriksson

 

INTERESTING FACTS

It has been more than thirty years since 1986, when, near to the beautiful capital of Hungary, among the rolling hills of Mogyorod, Hungaroring started its operation. At that time the race track lacked history, virtually starting from scratch in one of the most professional sports of the world, Formula 1.

Now as the track gears up to host its 33rd Hungarian Grand Prix, it is also preparing for the fourth visit of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Ralf Aron (2016: Prema Powerteam) has fantastic memories of the circuit, since he won his first FIA Formula 3 Championship race as a rookie at Hungaroring. At the same weekend, he claimed second place in the second race, followed by Guanyu Zhou (2016: Motopark), third on the podium. In 2017, the Chinese driver was on the podium as well, when he finished second. Jehan Daruvala (Carlin) also secured one podium finish in 2017.

The 4.371km long Hungaroring is known to all 23 drivers since they already completed two days of testing at the end of March. On the first day Mick Schumacher (PREMA Theodore Racing, 1: 34.304 minutes) set the fastest lap time. On day two Alex Palou (Hitech Bullfrog GP, 1: 34.308 minutes)  secured the top position on the time sheets. The races on the Hungaroring are guaranteed to be electrifying, because altogether, the intervals between the fastest 18 drivers amounted to less than a second.

At a circuit with such history that includes the victory of Nelson Piquet at the first race held here in front of three hundred-thousand spectators, Damon Hill’s famous bad luck moment (“What happened to Damon Hill?”) when in the final lap, due to a technical problem victory slipped his hands (1997), and the great battles fought on the asphalt between Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, it is undoubtedly a fitting setting for the future starts of the sport to do battle once again.

 

FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP TIMETABLE

Friday, 01 June

12:40 – 13:20    Free Practice 1

13:25 – 14:05    Free Practice 2

17:40 – 18:00 Qualifying 1

Saturday, 13 May

10:25 - 11:00                     Race 1

11:05 (est)                          Race 1 podium ceremony

11:20 (est)                          Race 1 press conference

16:15 – 16:35                    Qualifying 2

Sunday, 13 June

10:25 - 11:00                     Race 2

11:05 (est)                          Race 2 podium ceremony

12:20 (est)                          Race 2 press conference

16:10 - 16:45                     Race 3

16:50 (est)                          Race 3 podium ceremony

17:05 (est)                          Race 3 press conference

 

OFFICIALS APPOINTED BY THE ASN

Stewards of the meeting                              Mr. Istvan Méni

Clerk of the Course                                        Mr. Péter Faluvégi

Secretary of the meeting                              Mr. Mihaly Biro

Chief National Scrutineer                             Mr. Robert Groll

Chief National Medical Officer                   Mr. Laszlo Gorove, Dr. M.D.

 

FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The current Championship classification (teams, drivers and rookies) can be found on the following webpage : HERE

 

FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SESSION AND EVENT RESULTS

Shortly after the end of each session, results can be found on the following webpage: HERE