Budapest-7th World Champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas. Valtteri Bottas gave Mercedes a front row lockout in qualifying for the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix on Saturday.
Briton lapped 4.3 kilometers of sultry Hungarolling in 1 minute 15.419 seconds, 0.315 seconds faster than Bottas. Importantly, he was 0.421 seconds faster than Red Bull’s title rival Max Verstappen.
“I think it was a great teamwork for everyone this weekend,” Hamilton said after winning his 101st career pole and finishing first in six races.
“It’s great to see everyone get together and move forward,” added Briton, who is aiming for a groundbreaking 100th win and 9th record on Sunday’s circuit.
Verstappen, who leads Hamilton eight points overall, was disappointed that he missed the pole five times in a row.
“Obviously, the weekend has been a bit late and reappeared in qualifying,” said a 23-year-old who raised his gear after a rivalry with Hamilton kicked him out after a clash with a Mercedes driver. Said. The last race in the UK.
“Still, we’ll still be there and see what we can do,” said the Dutch, who will start the race on Sunday with soft tires that have more grip but are less durable than Hamilton’s medium. rice field.
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The one-hour session was temporarily suspended in the second phase when Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz spun off to the barrier at the last corner. The fourth Spaniard in the opening part of the powerful weekend qualifying for the Maranello-based team will start on the 15th.
Mick Schumacher did not qualify because the Haas team was unable to repair the car in time after the German crashed on Saturday’s final practice. He also suffered a five-digit grid penalty due to an unplanned gearbox change after Haas was forced to replace his gearbox due to the damage he suffered in the incident.
Lewis Hamilton’s F1 Paul 101 at the Hungarian Grand Prix
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