The seven-time world champion challenged on the circuit after exposing himself against the Hungarian government. Verstappen takes third: “We are betting strongly on the start”
It is a radiant Hamilton who presents himself to the microphones after having snatched yet another pole position, the 101st of his extraordinary career. “It was a fantastic qualifying, a great day that was the result of everyone’s teamwork. I want to thank all the Mercedes team, Bottas and also the guys who work in the factory. We are growing day by day, nobody is giving up, ”said the British rider. Hamilton then returned to the controversy of the last few days, because while he spoke from the stands boos and whistles rained at his address: “I appreciated the support of those who were close to me, but I also thank those who contest me at this moment. They are the ones who give me even more energy ”.
Race strategies for verstappen
The Hungarian GP will be a start to watch because Mercedes and Red Bull will start with opposite strategies. In fact, the reigning champions will be at the start with the averages, unlike the pursuers who will mount the soft ones. “It will be a battle in the first corners, they will start well, we have to resist, and I hope in good weather,” concluded Lewis. Verstappen, on the other hand, seemed gloomy. “We’ve been behind all weekend. It’s not what we wanted, it’s not what I wanted. We chose the soft ones because they give us a different grip; we’ll find out tomorrow if it was the right choice. We will have more opportunities at the start, we will have to exploit them.
Qualifications to remember for Mercedes that bring Bottas to second place and keep Perez still, canceling the possibility for the Mexican to make a last lap. The Finn said he was happy with his lap. “It’s nice to see the Mercedes up front. It will be exciting, a real strategy game, a good battle and moreover with many spectators here watching us ”.
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