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Ferrari takes the front of the grid in the Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying

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Both the Ferraris took pole and second position for today’s Hungarian Grand Prix at Budapest. Directly behind them, breathing down their necks will be the two Mercedes cars and then followed by both the Red Bull Racing cars. Sebastian Vettel is at pole followed by team mate Kimi Raikkonen who was just 0.168s slower. Bottas is in 3rd whilst Lewis Hamilton is in 4th place. Max Verstappen is at fifth and team mate Daniel Ricciardo is at 6th.

Today will be an eventful race day at Budapest as the first 6 cars will be battling it out throughout the race.

 

The top ten was completed by the improving McLarens of Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne and Carlos Sainz’s Toro Rosso.

The surprising star of the qualifying was Williams stand-in Paul Di Resta who was called to be a driver at the last moment to replace Felipe Massa who was unwell enough to race. Paul Di Resta hasn’t driven an F1 car since 2013 and only had tested the 2017 car on simulators only. Although he was placed at the 19th spot, his perfomance gave the team some hope as he didn’t finish dead last.

 

With penalties applied, the grid will form thus: Vettel, Raikkonen; Bottas, Hamilton; Verstappen, Ricciardo; Alonso, Vandoorne,; Sainz, Palmer; Ocon, Hulkenberg; Kvyat, Perez; Grosjean, Magnussen; Stroll, Wehrlein; Di Resta, Ericsson.

Here are the full results of yesterday’s qualifying session.

POS NO DRIVER CAR Q1 Q2 Q3 LAPS
1 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:17.244 1:16.802 1:16.276 14
2 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 1:17.364 1:17.207 1:16.444 14
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:18.058 1:17.362 1:16.530 18
4 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:17.492 1:16.693 1:16.707 17
5 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:17.266 1:17.028 1:16.797 14
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:17.702 1:17.698 1:16.818 14
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 1:18.137 1:17.655 1:17.468 14
8 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 1:18.395 1:17.919 1:17.549 17
9 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 1:18.479 1:18.000 1:17.894 17
10 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 1:18.948 1:18.311 1:18.912 19
11 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 1:18.699 1:18.415 14
12 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:18.843 1:18.495 16
13 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 1:18.702 1:18.538 15
14 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:19.095 1:18.639 15
15 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:19.085 1:18.771 15
16 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:19.095 9
17 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:19.102 9
18 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 1:19.839 9
19 40 Paul di Resta WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:19.868 11
20 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 1:19.972 8