How Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying unfolded

by 24britishtvJuly 30, 2022, 5 p.m. 20
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Mercedes driver George Russell stunned himself and Formula 1 with a sensational maiden pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Briton pipped the Ferrari drivers Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, while championship leader Max Verstappen was 10th with engine problems.

McLaren's Lando Norris was fourth, ahead of the Alpines of Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso.

Russell's first career pole came in the most spectacular style, as the 24-year-old beat Sainz by 0.044secs. Leclerc was 0.146secs slower than his team-mate in third.

And it was all the more impressive for coming out of the blue.

Mercedes had been way off the pace on Friday, and were also struggling in Saturday's wet final practice session.

But Russell gave a glimpse of what might be possible with second fastest time in the first qualifying session, and he was also second fastest after the first runs in the final session, albeit 0.463secs down on Sainz.

His final lap, though, was another dimension, improving his own time by 0.463secs.

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