PREMA Racing delivered solid results in a rain-delayed qualifying for the FIA Formula 3 Championship at Hungaroring. Back on track for round 3 of 2020, the series faced more adverse weather conditions in the opening day with the session pushed to the late afternoon after the severe rain of earlier.
With the conditions improving throughout the running, American racer Logan Sargent fought for pole position from start to finish and eventually settled for a close second place, enough for a front row starting spot in tomorrow's race 1.
A well-timed late flying lap enabled Frederik Vesti to post a valuable fourth place, while the championship leader, Australian Oscar Piastri, ended up not far behind in P6 after impressing in the first part of the session, although he still missed a final bit to be on top when the checkered flag fell.
#1 – Oscar Piastri
"P2 from P6 is a very good result. Turn 1 was chaotic again, but I seem to get good results after chaotic turn ones! I had a little contact with maybe a little damage, but the pace when it was still wet was really strong, and even once it dried up we went quite as quick as the leader today. I'll definitely take the points and look forward to race 2."
#2 – Frederik Vesti
It was a very short race for me. We had a very good start but came to turn 1 on the inside and it was quite wet. I had a little lock-up and the guys in front of me locked-up as well. We turned in and had a little contact, nothing major, but accelerating out of the corner a car spun and came across the track in front of me. We collided quite hard and my car was damaged so I could not continue.
#3 – Logan Sargeant
"It was for sure a pretty eventful and tricky race. I didn't have a good feeling with the car today and not great pace either so we have to look at the data to analyze how to improve for tomorrow. Still, we got a good haul of points, all things considered."