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Qualifying results - Hungarian Grand Prix 2016 - Lengthy qualifying ends with Rosberg on pole

Lengthy qualifying ends with Rosberg on pole
Credit: Daimler AG

At one point, it felt as though this qualifying session was never going to end. There were four red flag periods that hindered its progress. The first session was delayed by the rain, and when it got underway, there was an almost immediate red flag for Marcus Ericsson who crashed out, then Felipe Massa, and then again for Rio Haryanto. Q1 was brought to an early end after Rio’s incident, and Renault were disappointed to find both drivers dropping out in that session.

Q2 saw the track constantly drying and therefore getting faster, so it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Carlos Sainz squeezed into the top ten, as did both McLaren drivers and Valtteri Bottas. Up front, the fight for pole was initially with Hamilton, but he was forced to cut speed on his final flying lap as Fernando Alonso spun and caused a brief yellow flag period. The track was green again for Rosberg to fly through and take P1.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:19.96529
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:20.10828
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:20.28027
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:20.55727
5Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:20.87425
6Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:21.13128
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:21.21128
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:21.59725
9Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:21.82324
10Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:22.18226
11Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:24.94118
12Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:25.30121
13Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:25.41616
14Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:25.43520
15Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:26.18918
16Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:27.06321
17Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:43.9659
18Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:43.9997
19Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:44.5439
20Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:46.9845
21Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:47.3439
22Rio HaryantoManor Racing MRT1:50.1899