Huge surprise, pole for Russell!
Author of a crazy last lap, the Mercedes driver George Russell (24 years old) won pole position in the Hungarian GP! This is the first career pole for the Briton who will start in 1st position ahead of Carlos Sainz (Ferrari). The 2nd line will be composed of Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris. Nice 5th place for Esteban Ocon. Max Verstappen is only 10th.
Q3: Worries for Verstappen
The Dutchman complains of power problems with his engine.
Q3: Russell hits hard too, Verstappen struggling
The Mercedes driver sets the 2nd fastest time behind Sainz. Verstappen only has the 7th fastest time on his first attempt.
Q3: big time for Sainz
The Ferrari driver sets a lap in 1’17”505!
Let’s go for Q3
The battle for pole has started, it’s gone for 12 minutes.
Vettel, eliminated in Q1, at the microphone of Canal +: “It’s a shame, I’m not fast enough. The team did a good job to repair the car this morning.”
Q2: Perez eliminated, it passes for Ocon
Surprise with the elimination of Red Bull driver Sergio Perez, 11th time. Also eliminated are Schumacher (15th), Stroll (14th), Magnussen (13th), Zhou (12th). Esteban Ocon will participate in Q3 thanks to the 9th time. Best time for Verstappen.
Q2: it gets complicated for Ocon
Relegated to 11th place, the Frenchman was temporarily eliminated as raindrops appeared on the circuit. There are 2’30 left in this Q2.
Q2: Ocon fit
The Frenchman from Alpin is comfortable with the 6th fastest time. Verstappen is fastest ahead of Alonso. There are 6 minutes left.
Q2: Verstappen already ahead
The Dutchman sets a lap in 1’17”703.
Gasly: ”I’m disgusted”
Too wide at turn 5, Pierre Gasly spoke at the microphone of Canal + about his last canceled lap which deprived him of Q2: “I am disgusted because it was really a good lap. I did not see the images. From the beginning there have been a lot of stories with the track limits.”
Let’s go for Q2
The 15 drivers have 15 minutes to finish in the top 10 and secure their ticket for Q3.
Q1: Gasly eliminated!
Hard blow for the Frenchman who leaves in Q1 with the 19th time. He was also eliminated in Q1 last week during the French GP. The five drivers who will not participate in Q2 are Latifi (20th), Gasly (19th), Vettel (18th), Albon (17th) and Tsunoda (16th). Best time for Lewis Hamilton.
Q1: Ocon in danger
Three minutes from the end of this Q1, Ocon now has the 18th fastest time. Attention danger for the winner of the Hungarian GP a year ago.
Q1: the French provisionally qualified in Q2
Galsy has the 10th time, Ocon the 12th 5 minutes from the end of this Q1.
Q1: better for the Ferraris
Sainz and Leclerc improved their times and took 2nd and 3rd times behind Verstappen.
Q1: disappointing first lap for the Ferraris
Entering the track late, Leclerc and Sainz achieved the 4th and 10th fastest times.
Q1: Verstappen already fastest
The Red Bull driver already has the best lap in 1’19”020. He is ahead of Lando Norris and Valtteri Bottas.
Let’s go for Q1!
The 20 pilots have 18 minutes to be part of the 15 best lap times. With the rain?
Rain could come during qualifying
The sky is threatening a few seconds before the start of qualifying.
Qualifiers will start soon!
The rain has calmed down, but the sky remains grey…
Latifi (Williams) fastest in recent practice
Surprise, it was the Canadian Nicholas Latifi who set the best time in the last free practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix this Saturday, played on a wet track, before qualifying.
At the wheel of his Williams, Latifi surprised the competition by snatching the best lap of the day in 1 min 41 sec 480/1000, ahead of the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), dominating the day before but relegated to 661/1000 from the Canadian at the end of the session. The other Williams of the Thai Alexander Albon completes the Top 3.
The heat of the day before gave way to rain on the Hungaroring and most of the pilots rode little or not at all for the first half hour, before the showers subsided.
Lots of rain in Hungary
A wet afternoon on the program…
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Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix! The session will start at 4 p.m. at the Hungaroring.
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