Defending W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will start Saturday’s race in Hungary from pole position for Veloce Racing from pole position with a time of 01:42888.735s just ahead of Alice Powell and Nerea Marti while Beitske Visser set the fourth-fastest time of 01:43.180s. Speaking following the action, Chadwick said:
“That was really good. I’m very happy to get pole position as my lap was actually really horrible, so it was a bit of a relief that no one was able to pip me in the end. The hard work starts tomorrow. I’ll need to get a good start at turn one and then it’s head down. It’s hard to pass here so track position will be really important from the start.”
Alice Powell commented saying:
“That was better than the practice session, that’s for sure. We found a lot of time after making a couple of little tweaks to the car. I didn’t quite catch the peak of the tyres, which was frustrating, so I think there was a little bit more in it. I thought we had a five-second gap to the car in front and that was enough, but it wasn’t so that was a little bit my fault. Starting second is better than what I expected after practice, so I just need to get it off the line better than I did at Silverstone. For the race, I plan to fire it up the inside! Seriously, we have an F3 race which will hopefully clean the grid up a bit on that side, so I will have a bit of a look and go from there.”
Nerea Marti commented saying:
“I’m super happy because it’s my first time on this track. In the practice session I had a lot of mistakes because it was new to me, but in qualifying I found the solutions and got my best result of the season. I’m now concentrating on tomorrow. My plan is to keep my position and maybe overtake Alice [Powell] or Jamie [Chadwick]. I’d love to get my first podium, but I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself as it’s still my first season and I want to enjoy it and learn from it.”
Irina Sidorkova was fifth fastest with a time of 01:43.379s while Bruno Tomeselli was sixth just ahead of Marta Garcia. Emma Kimilaiden starts the race eighth place with 01:43.864s ending the session just ahead of Belen Garcia and Jessica Hawkins who rounded out the top ten.
Vicky Piria starts the race from eleventh place on the grid just ahead of Ayla Argen and Fabianne Wohlwend and Abbie Eaton. Miki Koyoma will start the race from 15th place with a time of 01:44.836s. Sarah Moore starts the race from 16th just ahead of the returning Caitlan Wood and Sabre Cook who rounds out the order.