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Hamilton lines up on pole at the Hungaroring - McLaren dominate in Hungary, whilst Toyota improve

Published by Christine

Hamilton lines up on pole at the Hungaroring
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Welcome to F1Minute for the 2nd August 2008.

Hamilton took an easy pole position at the Hungaroring today, just ahead of team mate Kovalainen. Hamilton also had the jump on Ferrari in the first Free Practice session of the day, leading Massa, and then Glock.

On to qualifying, and the only major incident happened in the first session. Heidfeld was on a hot lap, and stumbled across Bourdais and another car negotiating a corner. It looked like Heidfeld believed he was being held up, and he also ran wide at the final turn, causing some serious fist waving at the Toro Rosso. Heidfeld starts on the grid in 16th.  In the second session, Vettel and Button did supremely well to finish 11th and 12th respectively, whilst Rosberg got through to Q2 but couldn’t set a lap time due to hydraulics problems.

Finally the third session had Glock leading the way and then second for a good few minutes, but in the end, common sense ruled. Hamilton leads Kovalainen, Massa and then Kubica.

That’s it for today, enjoy the race, and I will be back with the results tomorrow in another F1Minute.