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Hamilton and Grosjean lock out Hungarian front row // Lewis takes a superb pole position with Romain close behind

Published by Christine Blachford

Hamilton and Grosjean lock out Hungarian front row
Credit: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

This is F1Minute - Hamilton and Grosjean lock out Hungarian front row.

Qualifying action at the Hungaroring began with an instant surprise - Daniel Ricciardo was the Toro Rosso driver knocked out in the first session, rather than Jean-Éric Vergne. The French driver went on to qualify in 16th place after participating in Q2, and crucially that was ahead of Michael Schumacher. The Mercedes seemed to lack any kind of pace leaving Schumacher down in 17th and teammate Nico Rosberg not that much higher up in 13th.

Mark Webber also found qualifying difficult, unable to put together a fast lap on fresh tyres. He just missed out on the top ten shootout in what was a very close second session.

Into the top ten and we saw both McLaren and both Lotus drivers set a time but they were the only ones to do so for a full five minutes. Eventually, the remaining six joined in but it was Lewis Hamilton who secured pole position with a very convincing four tenths over second place Romain Grosjean. Their teammates finished in a similar order, Button 4th and Räikkönen 5th, with Sebastian Vettel sitting between them in third.