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Ye wins in Budapest - Novalak unlucky

Free Practice: The Kaufmann Driver were straight on pace in all free practice sessions on Thursday and Friday. Ye was P3 - P6 - P1, Novalak on P9 - P14 - P9.

Qualifying 1: In the Qualifying Ye and Novalak were in the same Group. Novalak had an issue with his braking and qualified only P13 in the group. Ye was commanding and took once more P1 in the group

Grid for Race 1: Ye - P2, Novalak - P26

Race 1: Novalak drove a strong race. He was able again to show his speed from the collective test sessions and move quickly upwards the standings. In the end he was able to finish on P18. In the front Ye won the start and took the lead even before turn 1. After that the young chinese driver didn´t make any mistake and pulled away at the front. Also after a Safety Car period he was able to maintain his lead without any problem. In end he won the race in a dominant way.


Qualifying 2: In the Qualifying on Sunday morning it was wet and later an updrying track. Novalak had to stop already after leaving the pits due to an ECU problem on his car. Ye was directly fastest again and times kept improving to the end. Unfortunately after two green sector times, Ye wasn´t able to finish his very last lap without a small mistake which saw him only on P5 in his group.

Grid for Race 2: Ye - P10, Novalak - P28

Race 2: During the race it was heavy rain. Novalak had to fight from the back without any experience in the wet. He finished on P23 in the end. Ye had a very poor start and dropped back 4 positions. After that he was able to move up a few positions, but the conditions were so difficult with visibility that he had to finish on P11.




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