Lewis Hamilton is indubitably the very best on the Hungaroring, the place he claimed his 101st pole forward of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen. Fernando Alonso certified ninth and Carlos Sainz had an accident
July 31, 2021 (4:25 PM CET)
Pole position for Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
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The “king” of the Hungaroring, Lewis Hamilton, achieved his eighth pole position at this circuit. Your accomplice Valtteri Bottas certified second, and each would be the solely ones within the prime ten to start out on Pirelli’s medium compound.. Max Verstappen (Purple Bull) was third, adopted by his accomplice Checo Pérez, Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), Lando Norris (McLaren), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), the Alpines of Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso and the tenth Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin). Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) had an accident in Q2.
At 3:00 p.m. (CET) the qualification started, whereas Mick schumacher he was nonetheless in his storage ready for his mechanics to complete becoming a brand new change to the Haas, after the accident he suffered in FP3. Lastly didn’t take part within the qualification.
Lastly Mick Schumacher didn’t contest the qualification
The highest two contenders for pole position, Bottas, Hamilton and Verstappen, began one after the opposite, each on gentle tires. And Verstappen set the very best time, adopted by Hamilton at 2 tenths and Bottas at 3. The 2 Spanish riders began in a second group: Alonso positioned eighth and Sainz fourth, Four tenths behind Verstappen.
After passing via their respective garages, some drivers returned to the observe: the 2 from Mercedes had been on the identical tires from their first try. Others akin to Verstappen, Sainz, Gasly, Leclerc, Alonso, Pérez and Ocon determined to remain within the pits, in order that they solely used a set of softs.
Started the Q2 and solely 4 pilots mounted the media: Verstappen, Hamilton, Bottas and Pérez, the remaining had the softs, they didn’t wish to danger. And it was when Sainz, making an attempt to make a great lap, misplaced management of his Ferrari within the final nook and crashed into the protections. Purple flag when there have been 6’40 ”left. Hamilton was first adopted by Leclerc, Verstappen, Alonso 4th, Vettel, Gasly, Bottas, Pérez …
Carlos Sainz accident within the final nook
Q2 resumed with Bottas mounting one other new set of media, as a substitute Hamilton was sporting gentle, like the remainder of the drivers. In the long run, Verstappen set the quickest time on the softs, adopted by Norris, Gasly, Pérez, Alonso fifth, Hamilton aborted his lap on the softs, adopted by Leclerc, Bottas, Ocon and Vettel. For all this, of the highest 10 solely the 2 from Mercedes will begin the race with the media, the remaining will accomplish that with the gentle.
On the primary quickest lap of Q3, Lewis Hamilton positioned first, with a time of 1’15 ”419. Behind his teammate Bottas, Three tenths and Verstappen third to at least half a second. The Purple Bull man complained of “lack of grip on these tires.” Pérez was fourth, 1 second behind Hamilton, adopted by Leclerc, Ocon, Gasly, Alonso eighth, Norris – the one one with used tires – and Vettel. The Mercedes had been unbeatable and there was just one extra try left.
It was time for the final quick lap try and kind the grid order within the prime ten. And so they all rode new gentle Pirelli. Hamilton didn’t enhance, however his time served to assert his 101st pole in F1. Bottas certified second forward of Verstappen, adopted by: Pérez, Gasly, Norris, Leclerc, Ocon, Alonso ninth and Vettel.
The race will begin at 3pm (CET).
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’15.419 2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’15.734 0.315 Three Max Verstappen Purple Bull 1’15.840 0.421 Four Sergio Pérez Purple Bull 1’16.421 1.002 5 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1’16.483 1.064 6 Lando Norris McLaren 1’16.489 1.070 7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’16.496 1.077 eight Esteban Ocon Alpine 1’16.653 1.234
9 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1’16.715 1.29610 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1’16,750 1,331 11 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1’16,871 1,452 12 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1’16,893 1,474 13 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1’17,564 2,145 14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1’17,583 2,164
15 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1’17,919 2,500 17 George Russell Williams 1’17,944 2,525 18 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1’18,036 2,617 19 Nikita Mazepin Haas 1’18,922 3,503 20 Mick Schumacher Haas