“It feels like the first time,” Hamilton on taking pole in Budapest
Lewis Hamilton claimed his first pole place in 595 days with a superb qualifying lap for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Hamilton crossed the road on the Hungaroring simply 0.003 seconds forward of Red Bull rival Max Verstappen to take his first pole for the reason that penultimate spherical of the 2021 season in Saudi Arabia.
The 38-year-old’s lap was greeted with raucous cheers from the gang, bringing to an finish a run of 5 straight poles for Verstappen. Lando Norris certified a powerful third. Norris completed lower than a tenth again as McLaren’s resurgence continued, with team-mate Oscar Piastri fourth.
Hamilton, who has gained extra occasions in Budapest than anyone else and captured his first victory in Mercedes colors at this venue a decade in the past, will imagine he can finish the longest shedding streak of his profession in Sunday’s 70-lap race after outclassing Verstappen and claiming his ninth pole at this monitor.
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Max Verstappen triumphs once more as Lewis Hamilton toils in Hungary
Verstappen gazumped pole-sitter Hamilton on the downhill run to the opening nook on the Hungaroring earlier than racing off into the space to attain his seventh successive victory of this most one-sided of Formula One seasons.
Hamilton completed a disappointing fourth after each McLaren drivers additionally moved forward of him inside the primary two bends of Sunday’s 70-lap race.
Kieran Jackson23 July 2023 16:32
Over 300,000 followers on the Hungaroring this weekend!
Confirmed whole of 303,000 followers throughout the weekend in Hungary! Up from 2022, which was 290,000.
Huge numbers as soon as once more at an F1 grand prix!
Kieran Jackson23 July 2023 16:22
Time for the rostrum!
A well-known really feel on a Sunday afternoon with the Austrian and Dutch nationwide anthems being performed on the podium ceremony!
And Lando Norris has somewhat comically damaged Verstappen’s first-place trophy after his customary opening up of the champagne bottle!
Kieran Jackson23 July 2023 16:15
Max Verstappen after one other win:
“We had a really good start, we’ve been working on that quite a bit. When I had the inside I knew that corner was mine. Today the car was really quick.
“Over one lap it was a bit of a struggle but it was good today. We could look after the tyre wear.
“For the team, 12 wins in a row is incredible. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going for a long time.”
Kieran Jackson23 July 2023 16:08
Lando Norris after ending P2:
“Tough race. Not an easy one, especially with Checo catching. I’m happy, had a fight at the beginning, got a bit screwed over in turn 1 but another podium.
Win next? “If Max retires, maybe! The guy is too quick, unless they make mistakes or something happens. But we’re happy with the progress we made.”
Kieran Jackson23 July 2023 16:00
Sergio Perez after ending third:
“We got close to P2. Overall it was a great strategy by the team.
“We were on very similar race tyres, I went for it. We touch into turn 1 and turn 2. A little bit close but just hard racing.”
Kieran Jackson23 July 2023 15:53
Max Verstappen after ending P1:
“This is a rocketship. It’s so enjoyable to drive that today!”
Kieran Jackson23 July 2023 15:48
Lando Norris after ending P2:
Kieran Jackson23 July 2023 15:45
TOP-10 AT THE HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
Kieran Jackson23 July 2023 15:44
Max Verstappen wins the Hungarian Grand Prix
It’s seven in a row for Max Verstappen – one other very good efficiency from the Dutchman and his Red Bull automotive stays on one other planet on a Saturday!
Lando Norris takes second as soon as once more after taking second in Silverstone.
Sergio Perez does come dwelling in third, holding off Lewis Hamilton in fourth.
Kieran Jackson23 July 2023 15:43