The Hungarian track, which is described as “Monaco without walls”, plays host to the penultimate round of the GP2 Series before summer break. New Zealand´s Evans sits fifth but a mere nine markers behind the series´ leader. Indonesia´s Gelael eyes points
Pertamina Campos Racing arrives in Hungary for another exciting double-header at iconic Hungaroring. The Hungarian track in Mogyoród , near to Budapest, is one of the most challenging race tracks for drivers and teams. Hungaroring closely resembles the track in Monaco with extremely short straights and with its 14 turns features almost just one passing opportunity per lap into turn one. Besides, the Hungaroring circuit has a new track surface and it could become to play a very important role over the weekend in the GP2 Series, the world´s toughest and most hard-fought championship.
Indonesia´s Sean Gelael and New Zealand´s Mitch Evans have good prospects for the two races. Evans lies fifth in the drivers´ championship and goes into the weekend only nine points behind championship leader Oliver Rowland. After claiming his first win of the season at the Red Bull Ring, Evans came fourth at Silverstone to strengthen his spot inside the top 5 in the points´ standings. Indonesian Gelael finished second in Austria to score his best result in the GP2 Series so far. Despite he couldn´t score points in Great Britain, Gelael was in points-scoring contention.
Pertamina Campos Racing sits fourth in the teams´ standings.
Pirelli has chosen P Zero Orange hard tire and P Zero Yellow soft tire for Hungaroring.
The GP2 Series kicks off the weekend on Friday noon with a single free practice session, as usual. Later that day, qualifying takes place at 15.55 (CET). Race 1 – Feature race is scheduled on Saturday at 15.40 (CET) and Race 2 – Sprint race is due to start on Sunday at 10.25.