What they said – Hungaroring, qualifying two

Pommer, Fontana and Marinescu discuss how the session played out

Markus Pommer secured pole for the second Formula Two race at the Hungaroring with a superb lap towards the end of the sun-soaked 30-minute session. He finished three tenths ahead of race one winner Alex Fontana with Mihai Marinescu in third, although the Romanian will start P8 following a five-place grid penalty for an incident yesterday. Read what the top three had to say…

Markus Pommer

"The lap was really good and smooth with no mistakes but I didn't expect to be three or four tenths up, but was confident it would be good enough for the front row. Yesterday was not so good as we had a gearshift issue but the laps we did today felt good and I'm looking forward to the race."  

Alex Fontana

"The car feels fantastic and I don't think I could have gone quicker than Markus today. I'm feeling confident ahead of today's race, especially after the win yesterday, and overtaking the leader can be done here although Markus will be a tough opponent."

Mihai Marinescu

"The pace has been good all weekend and I'm quite confident for the race this afternoon. I just want to ask these guys [Pommer and Fontana] to not go off too fast at the beginning so I can catch up with them!"

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2012 Championship
FINAL STANDINGS
1.
231.5pts
2.
210pts
3.
196pts
4.
169pts
5.
161pts
6.
159.5pts
7.
115pts
8.
106.5pts
10.
27pts
Monza
Race 1
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21 laps
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+2.827s
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+15.712s
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+17.676s
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+26.447s
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+32.113s
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+36.188s
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+41.745s
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+49.825s
Monza
Race 2
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21 laps
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+4.780s
3.
+6.366s
4.
+6.957s
5.
+7.030s
6.
+12.867s
7.
+16.007s
8.
+18.338s
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+21.106s
10.
+24.803s
 
 
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