Hamilton claims pole position for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix

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Seven-time Formula One world champion, Lewis Hamilton, put his Mercedes on pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix with teammate Valtteri Bottas alongside on the front row. Red Bull’s championship leader, Max Verstappen, qualified third on the grid.

After all the drivers’ first runs in Q3, it was Mercedes that had the advantage. Hamilton was on provisional pole, after setting a lap time of 1 minute 15.419 seconds, ahead of Bottas in second and Verstappen in third.

In a repeat of last year’s success at the Hungaroring, the Brit had done enough to claim pole position.

Max Verstappen will start the race in P3 for Red Bull, with his team mate Sergio Perez next to him in P4 on row two.

The qualifying was briefly stopped when Ferrari’s Carlo Sainz crashed into the barrier just six minutes before Q2 ended.

Sergio Perez was the driver to miss out on a top-three finish but he will join Verstappen on the second-row of the starting grid for Sunday’s race.

Pierre Gasly qualified in fifth, Lando Norris in sixth and Charles Leclerc in seventh.

It was the Alpine duo of Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso in eighth and ninth respectively, with Sebastian Vettel rounding out the top 10.