Updated: 28/07/2012 14:17 | By pa.press.net

Hamilton claims Hungary pole



Lewis Hamilton posted the quickest time in all three qualifying sessions at the Hungaroring

Lewis Hamilton posted the quickest time in all three qualifying sessions at the Hungaroring

Britain's Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position.

The McLaren driver, 62 points behind championship leader Fernando Alonso, improved his title chances by topping qualifying at the Hungaroring.

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean will start the race from second position, with Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel third.

Hamilton had looked strong in practice and he mastered conditions of around 30 degrees at the circuit near Budapest to make sure of the 22nd pole of his career and the 150th for his team.

Grosjean, eighth in the standings, pipped defending champion Vettel to the second place on the grid.

It capped a disappointing day for Red Bull, who hold a 53-point advantage in the constructors standings.

Vettel's team-mate, Mark Webber, will start 11th on the grid. His title chances had earlier taken a knock when he was pipped to a top 10 spot by Bruno Senna.

Hamilton's team-mate Jenson Button starts fourth, with Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) in fifth.

38Comments
28/07/2012 19:26
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they say build it and they will come,give the man the car and he will do the job. go lewis go lewis.
28/07/2012 19:25
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go out there and show the world that you r the best lewis you have done reat things for motorsport bst of luck i the race
28/07/2012 19:01
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the win this weekend has your name all over it it lewis,
please take to the stage and drive that car like you stole it !
yr the man !

28/07/2012 16:15
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Great quali Lewis - there was noone to touch you today. The big question is do you have the race pace to turn it in to a win?
28/07/2012 23:29
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To all you racist morons,if you have nothing constructive to say,keep your pathetic veiws to your self.There is no place for your comments in this day and age,Lewis is British,no matter what colour,back your fellow man ffs. I will be backing our boys all the way,come on Lewis,Jenson and Di Resta
28/07/2012 18:06
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This should be your race Lewis..But Jenson will push you all the way....
29/07/2012 09:44
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good drive lewis lets see the same on sunday good luck
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Best F1 seaon for years. Well done Lewis...c'mon Jenson!

 

 

29/07/2012 02:28
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To Hamish Reid

 

Your comments about Lewis in F1 are pathetic. They reveal your insecurity. No doubt you have achieved little if anything in life and you will therefore remain an insignificant person. And alas, then, and thankfully, natural selection will take care of the rest :) 

29/07/2012 07:37
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Good luck Lewis, would love to see you win.
29/07/2012 10:25
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Formula one....... hmmmmm I'd forgotten all about that. It's on rip off TV isn't it. Can somebody tell the teams to tell Ecclestone to tell Murdoch to F.O.

29/07/2012 06:55
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Let's hope Lewis can convert the pole position to an outright victory. He's not had the best

of luck with past pole positions. He really needs a win to keep his chances alive of being champion once again.  

28/07/2012 23:04
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Hamish I'm reporting you to the FA. 





You're going down. 
29/07/2012 08:18
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Omnichrom, your racist comments are as bad as the blogger you are criticising. We, from 'down under' live in a very mixed society and are proud of that. We measure people on their ability not colour, race or creed.
29/07/2012 08:06
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Hamish Reid,your comments are really that of a backward thinking person.

PATHETIC.

Guess you have a limited number of brain cells,where they are is anyones guess.

They are not where they should be.

Down under probably.

29/07/2012 03:15
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Best of luck Today L.H. You deserve no car problems let's do your Talking where it count's "ON THE TRACK"  THEN they can shut up. MSC should never as Istated come back into F1J.B 2nd Vettle they may have a cartoon about McLaren in Germany but it's o0n he track where any good driver can get it allas lg as the car don't et him down. ;)
29/07/2012 08:48
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Hamish, u should be ashamed to ever call yourself human..... perhaps you need to crawl back where u came from..........and learn how to keep your mouth shut.....
29/07/2012 13:06
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lewis hamilton has more talent in his little finger hammish than you have in your entire body ,making remarks like that the skill it takes to drive an f1 car is more than you have to make racists' comments' keep them to yourelf they are not nic t all
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