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Qualifying results - Hungarian Grand Prix 2015 - Easy pole for Hamilton as Alonso resorts to pushing the McLaren

Credit: Sunny skies for qualifying in Hungary

There were no major surprises during qualifying for the Hungarian race, with Lewis Hamilton taking a confident pole position, beating an uncomfortable Nico Rosberg by half a second. Manor, Sauber and McLaren were the early fallers, although Fernando Alonso did make it into Q2. He was unable to set a time after his car crawled to a halt out on track, and despite the Spaniard’s heroic efforts to push the McLaren back to the pitlane, he wouldn’t have been allowed to participate anyway.

Force India, Lotus and Toro Rosso propped up the second session, with Romain Grosjean and Max Verstappen outqualifying their respective teammates to make it into the top ten. The gap between first and tenth place, however, was over two seconds.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:22.02020
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:22.59521
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:22.73917
4Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:22.77420
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:23.02016
6Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:23.22219
7Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:23.33217
8Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:23.53720
9Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:23.67918
10Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:24.18118
11Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:23.82613
12Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:23.86916
13Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:24.46114
14Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:24.60912
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren HondaNo time7
16Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:24.7398
17Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:24.8438
18Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:24.9978
19Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:27.4168
20Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:27.9496