Nico and Michael qualified in 13th and 17th places respectively today at the Hungaroring.
Both drivers progressed smoothly through Q1 using one set of primes and one set of option tyres each. Nico and Michael completed two runs on option tyres in Q2, however both were unable to progress to Q3. Michael did not get a clean lap at the end of the session, whilst Nico was two-tenths away from going through.
For Ross, today was “very disappointing: the car hasn’t been great so far this weekend, and with the margins being so tight, it didn’t help us today. We didn’t quite get it together with the balance and the tyres, and with the times being so close, this is where we have ended up on the grid as a consequence.
Michael was especially unfortunate not to get a proper clean lap with his new tyres in Q2. We are working very hard to improve our position and will continue to do so.
As Norbert points out, “we made changes to both cars after P3 which lead us in the right direction. However we certainly have not been sorted out like we should and had to pay the price. In Q2, Nico was two-tenths down to P10, and half a second to P2.