Fast five for Lewis in Budapest

Fast five for Lewis in Budapest

Clean sweep from Lewis Hamilton as he takes pole number 5 in Hungary, his 9th of the season, ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.

"It’s been a good weekend so far," said Hamilton post-qualifying. "I love the track. It feels a bit like an old karting circuit." Rosberg though, couldn’t take the fight to him and admitted he "just didn’t find the pace".

After the Silver Arrows and Vettel was a satisfied Daniel Ricciardo finishing P4 - a place from which he won last year's Hungary race. He mentioned afterwards they were "Very close to Seb, which is positive. Our long run pace was pretty handy yesterday so I am confident we can battle it out with the red cars in the race tomorrow. I'm feeling good about it." Following Ricciardo were the two Finns - with Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Valtteri Bottas; then Daniil Kvyat in the other Red Bull, Felipe Massa, Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean to close the top ten on the grid.

Meanwhile, It was big disappointment for McLaren after promising practices, with Jenson Button out in Q1, and Fernando Alonso left pushing his car - literally - back to the garage when he simply refused to give up in qualifying. His efforts were applauded by the fans, though he couldn't get back on track.

It was also a let down for Sauber, with both cars out in Q1 - as it was for Force India, as they were eliminated during Q2, alongside Carlos Sainz, Pastor Maldonado and Alonso.


Qualifying Top 10:

1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:22.020

2. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, +0.575

3. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, +0.719

4. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, +0.754

5. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, +1.000

6. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, +1.202

7. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull, +1.312

8. Felipe Massa, Williams, +1.517

9. Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso, +1.659

10. Romain Grosjean, Lotus, +2.161