Hamilton will begin forward of team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen after the one-hour qualifying session, which is break up into three segments with 5 vehicles every being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 earlier than the top-10 shootout of Q3.
Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying outcomes: Hamilton on pole from Bottas
What occurred in Q1?
Bottas set the preliminary benchmark at 1m16.610s, which was shortly crushed by Hamilton with 1m16.424s after which Verstappen on 1m16.214s, which put him two tenths away from the Mercedes duo.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr was fourth quickest, however may very well be in hassle for impeding at Flip 1 after his workforce despatched him out into some fast-lap visitors.
Falling on the first hurdle have been AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda, Williams duo George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, and the Haases of Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, the latter failing to run after his massive crash in FP3.
Max Verstappen, Pink Bull Racing RB16B
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Hungarian Grand Prix Q1 outcomes: Verstappen quickest from Hamilton
What occurred in Q2?
In Q2, the pole place hunters used medium tyres on their first runs. Hamilton produced 1m16.553s, a time that Verstappen couldn’t match by two tenths. Bottas was third, forward of the second Pink Bull of Sergio Perez.
These searching for a spot in Q3 on tender tyres then intervened, with Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel going third forward of Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri. Fernando Alonso went third for Alpine, simply 0.3s off the tempo.
Charles Leclerc then took P2 for Ferrari, seconds earlier than team-mate Sainz misplaced management on the closing nook and slammed into the tyre wall, inflicting a pink flag.
On the restart, Verstappen ditched his mediums for softs, dropping the P1 time to 1m15.650s. McLaren’s Lando Norris jumped as much as P2, forward of Gasly, Perez and Alonso. Hamilton was sixth, forward of Leclerc and Bottas – crucially, each Mercedes will begin the race on medium tyres.
Knocked out at this level have been McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo (by 0.077s), Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), the Alfa Romeos of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi, and Sainz.
Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL35M
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Hungarian Grand Prix Q2 outcomes: Verstappen quickest, Sainz crashes
What occurred in Q3?
Within the top-10 shootout, Verstappen set the bar within the first runs at 1m15.984s with Bottas beating that with 1m15.734, after which Hamilton taking provisional pole at 1m15.419s – over half a second up on Verstappen in third, who was sad with the extent of grip on this set of tyres. Perez was fourth, forward of Leclerc.
On the second runs, observe situations seemed to be worse as solely Verstappen improved to 1m15.840s, however that wasn’t sufficient to maneuver up from third. Hamilton thus took pole by three tenths over Bottas. Perez was fourth, however didn’t make line in time for his second run on account of Hamilton holding up the Pink Bulls on the out lap.
Gasly will begin fifth, forward of Norris, Leclerc, Esteban Ocon (Alpine), Alonso and Vettel.