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Hungary 2011 - Qualifying // Will Red Bull retain their grip on the front row of the grid?

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Heikki Kovalainen ponders the times from the comfort of the car
Heikki Kovalainen ponders the times from the comfort of the carCredit: Team Lotus

Lewis Hamilton led both practice sessions on Friday, but Sebastian Vettel took over the top of the timesheets for the final hour of practice this morning. Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren all look close, and that may make this qualifying hour something to see.

Can anyone but Red Bull get their hands on pole position?

Qualifying begins at 1pm GMT+1 with the Factbyte Factbox opening half an hour beforehand for some fabulous build up.

Statistics

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Hungaroring, Saturday

22℃

  • Low 14℃
  • Humidity 52%

Light showers

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1S VettelRed Bull1:18.77321
2M WebberRed Bull1:19.18420
3F AlonsoFerrari1:19.98723
4F MassaFerrari1:20.33125
5L HamiltonMcLaren1:20.49925

One to Watch

I'm curious to see whether Jarno Trulli's new brilliant power steering will make any difference to his performance this weekend. He's been complaining about his lack of feel for the car all season, but that should change now. After practice yesterday, he said:

I want to thank the whole team, everyone at the factory and in the race team because they have all been patient with me and have worked hard to give me the new power steering system and a car that I can really feel.

As soon as I pulled out this morning it felt so much better than before so today I've been able to start rebuilding my confidence in the car, and working on all the little changes and improvements that help me to find a set-up I can really work with.

- Jarno Trulli

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Lewis Hamilton led both practice sessions on Friday, but Sebastian Vettel took over the top of the timesheets for the final hour of practice this morning. Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren all look close, and that may make this qualifying hour something to see. Can anyone but Red Bull get their hands on pole position?
Team Lotus

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

30 July 2011