The British Lewis Hamilton, from Mercedes, took pole position this Saturday for the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix, which will be raced this Sunday at the Hungaroring, one of the most traditional circuits in the category. It is the 101st time that the seven-time world champion will start from the privileged position.
Hamilton was the fastest in the qualifying session with a time of 1m15s419. In second place was his teammate Valtteri Bottas, at 315 thousandths and third place on the grid went to the Dutchman Max Verstappen, with his Red Bull, at 421 thousandths. Thus broke a streak of four consecutive poles for Md Max.
Checo Pérez, unusually, ran out of time – he started late – and he couldn’t make the fastest lap. Likewise, he will start from fourth place.
There was controversy over Hamilton’s maneuver, who turned remarkably slow and even blocked the tires in the last turn, causing his rivals to be unable to accelerate fully. There were boos for the Brit.
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