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Hamilton seals Hungarian Grand Prix pole with Verstappen third


The seven-time world champion – who was booed by fans of Max Verstappen at the Hungaroring following their controversial collision at Silverstone a fortnight ago – led a Mercedes one-two in qualifying, with Silver Arrows team-mate Valtteri Bottas also on the front row.

Hamilton’s title rival and championship leader Verstappen could only secure third place on the grid, one spot ahead of fellow Red Bull driver Sergio Perez.

“It was an amazing qualifying lap and it has been amazing teamwork from everyone, Valtteri included, trying to push the car forward,” Hamilton said.

“They guys at the factory have not left any stone unturned. I’ve never felt so great with the booing [from the fans], I don’t mind it.

“The soft tyre is worth something like five metres into turn one, it was surprising to see everyone in the top 10 on the softs apart from us.

“I hope the weather is good for everyone, enjoy the sun and stay safe.”


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