Liuzzi on pole - Van der Merwe out

Vitantonio Liuzzi continues to break records in Formula 3000 having secured another pole position in his Arden International entry at the Hungaroring. Liuzzi was on dominant from taking pole with assurance, despite the fact that his car shed its front wing at one point in qualifying. Enrico Toccacelo as usual had to be satisfied with second on the grid while Patrick Friesacher and Tomas Enge qualified third and fourth. The 18-car field was missing British F3 champion Alan van der Merwe who has been replaced at Super Nova Racing by the rather less rapid Turkish driver Can Artam, who had been replaced at Coloni by the even slower Chanoch Nissany, a sign that many of the F3000 teams are currently struggling with budgets to get to the end of the year.

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