Big surprise, pole for Russell!
The author of a crazy last lap, Mercedes driver George Russell (24) won pole position in the Hungarian GP! It was the first career pole for the Briton to start in 1st position ahead of Carlos Sainz (Ferrari). The 2nd line consists of Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris. Great 5th place for Esteban Ocon. Max Verstappen was only 10th.
Q3: Worries for Verstappen
The Dutchman complained of electrical problems with his machine.
Q3: Russell hits again, Verstappen struggles
The Mercedes driver set the 2nd fastest time after Sainz. Verstappen had the 7th fastest time in his first test.
Q3: big time for Sainz
The Ferrari driver set a lap of 1’17”505!
Let’s go to Q3
The fight for the pole has started, only 12 minutes to go.
Vettel, eliminated in Q1, on the microphone of Canal +: “It’s a shame, I wasn’t fast enough. The team did a good job repairing the car this morning.”
Q2: Perez eliminated, Ocon passes
Surprised by the dismissal of Red Bull driver Sergio Perez, the 11th time. Also eliminated were Schumacher (15th), Stroll (14th), Magnussen (13th), Zhou (12th). Esteban Ocon will participate in Q3 thanks to the 9th time. Verstappen’s best time.
Q2: it will be complicated for Ocon
Relegated to 11th place, the Frenchman was temporarily removed as raindrops appeared on the circuit. There are 2’30 left in this Q2.
Q2: Ocon is appropriate
The French Alpine was comfortable with the 6th fastest time. Verstappen is faster than Alonso. There are 6 minutes left.
Q2: Verstappen is ahead
The Dutchman set a lap of 1’17”703.
Gasly: ”I’m angry”
Wide at turn 5, Pierre Gasly spoke on the microphone of Canal + about his last canceled lap that deprived him of Q2: “I’m angry because it was a good lap. I didn’t see the images. From the beginning there are many stories with track limitations.”
Let’s go to Q2
The 15 drivers have 15 minutes to finish in the top 10 and earn their ticket for Q3.
Q1: Eliminated gasly!
Strong blow for the Frenchman who left Q1 for 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 season for Lewis Hamilton.
Q1: Ocon in danger
Three minutes from the end of this Q1, Ocon now has the 18th fastest time. Attention risk for the winner of the Hungarian GP a year ago.
Q1: the French provisionally qualified in Q2
Galsy has the 10th time, Ocon in 12th 5 minutes from the end of this Q1.
Q1: better for Ferraris
Sainz and Leclerc improved their times and took 2nd and 3rd time behind Verstappen.
Q1: disappointing first lap for the Ferraris
Late entering the track, Leclerc and Sainz achieved the 4th and 10th fastest times.
Q1: Verstappen is now the fastest
The Red Bull driver now has the best lap of 1’19”020. He was ahead of Lando Norris and Valtteri Bottas.
Let’s go to Q1!
The 20 pilots have 18 minutes to be part of the 15 best lap times. With the rain?
Rain may come during qualifying
The sky threatened a few seconds before the start of qualifying.
Qualifiers will start soon!
The rain stopped, but the sky remained gray…
Latifi (Williams) was the fastest in recent practice
Surprisingly, Canadian Nicholas Latifi set the best time in the final 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 capturing the best lap of the day in 1 min 41 sec 480/1000, ahead of Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), who dominated the previous day but was relegated to 661/ 1000 from Canadian at the end of the session. Another Williams of Thailand Alexander Albon completed the Top 3.
The heat of the day before gave way to rain at the Hungaroring and most riders did little or no riding in the first half hour before the rain cleared.
It rains a lot in Hungary
A wet afternoon on the program…
Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix! The session starts at 4 pm at the Hungaroring.