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Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying: All that went down at Budapest

Mogyoród: Of all things, No matter in Free Practice, Latifi on P1 was nothing we imagined. The Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying started with the word “interesting”. The rain clouds hounded the green pastures of Budapest even before the race was even started

I mean, George Russell became the 105th driver to start from pole position. It was mindblowing, to say the least. The young Brit was all smiles after the race. His post-race speech radiated his happiness and pride.

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Quarter One

Kevin Magnussen was the first to set a time. The Danish driver clocked a time of 1:20:888. He was although quickly bested by Lance Stroll, Valterri Bottas, and Hamilton. Both Ferraris were the last to begin their hunt to pole. Even surprisingly, both of them did not make it to the top three the first time. Lando Norris was on constant pace as the Brit came on second multiple times during the course of the race.

The Ferrari looked like they were not making an effort to take the pole. The commentators even looked shocked by the limited pace. When two minutes were left on the clock, Both the Williams were crumbling in the elimination zone. Latifi had a monumentous FP3 but Q1, not so much. At the end of the First Quarter, Lewis hamilton held the provisional pole while Rusell led behind him.

  • 16th Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri)
  • 17th Alex Albon (Williams Racing)
  • 18th Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
  • 19th Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri)
  • 20th Nicholas Latifi (Williams Racing)

Quarter Two

If you ask me, Lando Norris was killing it out there. He was quite consistent in the first quarter of the Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying and continued his pace in the second too. The Mclaren duo was picture-perfect in all aspects. Max Verstappen however held on to the provisional pole for a very long time. Leclerc and Sainz looked out of the top positions for the most part of the race. However, both picked up the pace, climbing into the top positions.

The last minute of the quarter was very intense. Bottas was crumbling in the elimination zone while Zhou toiled at the driver at risk. Sergio Perez got off at the Q2 after his track got deleted while his teammate had the provisional pole.

  • 11th Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing)
  • 12th Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)
  • 13th Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
  • 14th Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
  • 15th Mick Schumacher (Haas)

Quarter Three

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz found that actual pace in the beginning. Leclerc took the pole only to be bested by his teammate. George Russell quickly rushed in between the Ferrari duo. The papaya team lacked the spirit they exhibited. Maybe due to the exalting force by other teams.

Quarter Three was just nail-biting. Will Leclerc get his 17th pole? Or does Max get his 17th? No, Max did not. Leclerc and Sainz aimed for a front-row lockout. Max ends up at p11. A disastrous Saturday for Red Bull today at Budapest. George Russell gets it from Sainz. And Russell gets his first pole in his career!!!!!

  • 1st George Russell (Mercedes)
  • 2nd Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
  • 3rd Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
  • 4th Lando Norris (McLaren)
  • 5th Esteban Ocon (Alpine Renault)
  • 6th Fernando Alonso (Alpine Renault)
  • 7th Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 8th Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)
  • 9th Daniel Ricciardo (Mclaren)
  • 10th Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)
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