Austria – Qualifying: Hauger finds his way to pole, Hadjar broken down

In a very lively qualifying session, Dennis Hauger emerged from pole position while Isack Hadjar, affected by a mechanical problem, managed to stay in the Top 10.

Published on 28/06/2024 à 15:31

Gonzalo Forbes

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Austria – Qualifying: Hauger finds his way to pole, Hadjar broken down

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  • Funny qualifying on the Austrian side where it was difficult to establish a real hierarchy as the positions moved throughout the session. But after 30 minutes on the clock, it was indeed Dennis Hauger (MP Motorsport) who took pole position, his second this year.
  • However, it is Isack Hadjar (Campos) who has long been a serious contender. But bad luck struck again and the Habs, provisionally in the lead and on a very good rolling lap, saw their engine spit out thick white smoke mid-session. A new blow in a year where he has already been the victim of some technical problems. Helpless victim, the protégé of Red Bull had no choice but to return to the pit lane and retire there.

  • The worst was to be feared with an improving track and still plenty of time to make passages. But miraculously, “luck” smiled on him this time and Isack Hadjar only fell to 7th position, a little more than 3 tenths behind poleman Dennis Hauger who clocked 1'15"487.
  • Under the checkerboard, the Norwegian beat an astonishing Joshua Dürksen (AIX Racing) by only 8 thousandths and Gabriel Bortoleto (Invicta Racing) by a little more than a tenth.
  • Championship leader, Paul Aron (Hitech GP) made a mistake during his last flying lap. The Estonian still did well since he avoided the accident while maintaining his 5th place behind Franco Colapinto (MP Motorsport).
  • Kush Maini (Invicta Racing) inherited pole position for the Sprint Race (Saturday 13:30 p.m.) thanks to his 10th time.
  • Victor Martins (ART Grand Prix) managed to improve his personal mark during the last burst of flying laps but the Habs gradually fell back in the hierarchy, falling to 13th place.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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