Lewis Hamilton grabs pole in Hungary

AFP
Published Jul 26, 2015, 7:50 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 10:21 am IST
30-year-old Briton has out-performed his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in qualifying
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrate after the qualifying at the Hungaroring circuit outside Budapest, Hungary. (Photo: AP)
 Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrate after the qualifying at the Hungaroring circuit outside Budapest, Hungary. (Photo: AP)
Budapest: Defending world champion and series leader Lewis Hamilton bidding for a record fifth Hungarian Grand Prix victory will start from pole for Sunday’s race after posting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday.
 
It is the fifth time in succession, ninth this season, the 30-year-old Briton has out-performed his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in qualifying. Hamilton’s pole success was his fifth at the Hungaroring circuit where he is the only driver to have won from pole position in the last 10 years.
 
Hamilton leads Rosberg by 17 points in the championship standings with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel a distant third, 42 points adrift, after nine races. Vettel was third fastest ahead of Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull and Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen. 
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