PREMA Racing ends Budapest qualifying in P8, P12
PREMA Racing wrapped up FIA Formula 2 qualifying at Hungaroring with Dennis Hauger and Jehan Daruvala finishing in P8 and P12 respectively.
The Norwegian put up a positive improvement throughout the session and eventually made it into the top-10 with his second set of tyres. He will start tomorrow's Sprint Race from P3 on the reversed top-10 grid.
Daruvala ended up in P12 and will have to go for a bold recovery in the two races, relying on the consistency he showed since the beginning of the year.
Weather conditions might provide additional variables for the team to play with as rain is expected in the morning and more precipitation could follow throughout the rest of the weekend.
#1 - Dennis Hauger
"A bit of a difficult session. I struggled a bit on the first run with traffic on the first push and not really feeling great in the second. I think the second run was better, but we were still missing something. From FP where we were in a pretty decent position, I was really aiming for more. This is a track where you can play a bit with the strategy and play it smart in terms of degradation, so I look forward to the rest of the week, trying to keep cool and work from there."
#2 - Jehan Daruvala
"Not an easy session again. I think I could have done a better job, I made a mistake on my last lap, but I was lacking a bit of pace. If I put it together, I could have been in the top-8. Still not where we want to be in terms of pace. It's definitely frustrating, and I need to see what we can do from there tomorrow."