Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

Next race: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
F1Minute // Bitesize Formula One news

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix // Another strong Red Bull run, as McLaren hustle up behind

Published by Christine Blachford

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix
Credit: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic
Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix audio waveform

You’re listening to F1Minute - Sebastian Vettel secures pole position for Hungarian Grand Prix.

The final practice session offered little insight into what may happen in qualifying, except Sebastian Vettel was fastest. Going into the qualifying hour, it was cloudy but dry, and the wind was strong but manageable.

Q1 saw Sébastien Buemi fighting to get a good position but ultimately settling for 18th knowing that whatever he achieved, he’d be getting a five place grid penalty anyway.

Pastor Maldonado was the one who improved and knocked him back into the drop zone, but the Williams driver did not bother to go out for a time in Q2, saving fuel and tyres, hoping for better things for tomorrow. The top drivers set their times and returned to the pitlane so it was a scrabble for the midfield positions - Both Williams and Renault drivers were knocked out, plus Di Resta, Kobayashi and Alguersuari.

The final fight for pole had Lewis Hamilton set the benchmark, but on the very last laps, Sebastian Vettel took the position. Jenson Button qualified third, Massa fourth, ahead of Alonso for the first time this season, whilst Mark Webber struggled back in sixth.

Buy from Amazon - Pocket F1 Handbook: Guide to the 2015 Grand Prix Season

365 F1 stories

Which driver, born on this day in 1939, raced with film legend Steve McQueen at Sebring before joining F1?

F1 team launches
Sauber F1 TeamOnline20 Feb
Renault Sport F1 TeamTBC21 Feb
Sahara Force India F1 TeamSilverstone, England22 Feb
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamSilverstone, England23 Feb
McLaren HondaTBC24 Feb
Scuderia FerrariFiorano, Italy24 Feb
Williams Martini RacingTBC25 Feb
Haas F1 TeamTBC26 Feb
Red Bull RacingOnline26 Feb
Scuderia Toro RossoBarcelona, Spain26 Feb
F1 test schedule
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain27 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain28 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain1 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain2 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain7 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain8 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain9 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain10 Mar

On this day in F1 history