Budapest, Hungary-7th World Champion Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the final practice of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday morning prior to the afternoon qualifying session.
A Mercedes driver aiming to win his 100th GP in his career this weekend was only 0.88 seconds ahead of his title rival Max Verstappen and 0.229 seconds behind Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Verstappen is currently leading the title race, and Hamilton won the final event at Silverstone after the two clashed on lap 1, causing a big crash for the Red Bull driver and increasing tension between the teams. I did.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc bounced off some lukewarm performances on Friday, finishing fourth and fifth on a course often compared to the tight lanes of Monaco that were traditionally suitable for them.
Lando Norris of McLaren was sixth ahead of Sergio Perez’s second Red Bull, while Daniel Ricciardo, Alpine’s Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll were in the top ten.
However, it was an unfortunate morning for Mick Schumacher. Mick Schumacher suffered a severe crash at Haas on turn 11 and could be out of qualifying starting at 1300 GMT.
Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice in Hungary
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