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Four red flags delay qualifying to two hour spectacular // Rain causes chaos in Hungary

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Four red flags delay qualifying to two hour spectacular
Credit: Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix
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Qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix suffered a delayed start due to a sudden and unexpected downpour. When the action did get underway, there was five minutes of running before the session was red flagged as it was just too wet. After another delay, there were three more red flags, due to Marcus Ericsson, Felipe Massa and Rio Haryanto all spinning out.

After well over an hour, Q2 finally began, and this time the major surprise was Kimi Räikkönen who suffered at the hands of a quickly drying race track. Lewis Hamilton was lucky to scrape into Q3 finishing in that second session tenth.

Things were more normal in the top ten shoot out, up until the final run where Fernando Alonso spun and caused yellow flags. That halted a handful of the final flying laps, stifling Hamilton on a fast lap and allowing Nico Rosberg to take pole position. Both McLarens made it into the top ten and Carlos Sainz finished as high as sixth.