Red Bull’s Gasly Sets Pace In Hungary

Pierre Gasly (Red Bull photo)
Pierre Gasly (Red Bull photo)

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Pierre Gasly made the best of drizzly conditions to lead a Red Bull one-two sweep of the top spots during Friday’s practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring.

Gasly clocked a best lap of one minute and 17.854 seconds, to edge teammate Max Verstappen by a mere .055 seconds.

“I think Mercedes are really fast in FP1 and also in FP2,” Gasly said. “Ferrari, I don’t really think they showed their true pace, but we know they are going to be there in qualifying.

“I think it’s going to be pretty tight tomorrow but with the conditions the same and quite unpredictable, not too much to think about now – we’ll see tomorrow what happens tomorrow.”

Formula One point leader Lewis Hamilton was third for Mercedes with his teammate, Valtteri Bottas turning the fourth quickest lap.

Daniel Ricciardo was fifth for Renault.

Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel were seventh and 13th, respectively

Toro Rosso driver Alex Albon crashed with less than five minutes gone during the second session.