Hamilton takes pole in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix after holding up his end of the bargain. Verstappen
For the Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton won pole position ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in second and Max Verstappen in third.
For the Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton took pole position ahead of Valtteri Bottas and title contender Max Verstappen. Mercedes will also start the race on medium tyres, but Red Bull will start on softs, implying that they will have a superior start but may suffer during the stint.
Hamilton recorded a scorching time on his first lap in Q3 and led title challenger Verstappen by nearly half a second.
On his out lap for the second run, he held up the Red Bulls, and the Dutchman had no answer for his speed, with Sergio Perez failing to make it to the last lap.
Bottas was impressive for Mercedes and will have improved his chances of retaining his position for 2022 with this performance.
George Russell has been mentioned as a possible replacement, but he struggled in Q1 in the Williams.
The significant number of Dutch fans in the grandstands booed Hamilton as he gave his interview after securing pole.
Hamilton stated, “I’ve never felt so good with the booing.” “If anything, it simply fuels me, so I don’t mind.”
“That last qualifying lap was incredible. This weekend, everyone put in incredible teamwork to keep the car moving forward and progressing. It’s been incredible to watch everyone come together.
“Going into Turn One, the soft tyre is worth about five metres off the line. It’s unusual to see them on the soft. For the first time in a long time, our team has a front-row lock-out.”
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