Lewis hamilton has returned to pole for the first time since the Spanish GP, although at Silverstone he was the fastest in the first classification, after successfully surpassing Valtteri Bottas and even Max verstappen who was left with the face of few friends.
Carlos Sainz suffered an accident in Q2 and failed to make the cut, while Fernando Alonso it will come out 9th.
Q1: Russell is left out of Q2 for the first time
Max verstappen led over Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and a great Carlos Sainz who passed the cut comfortably in Q1. The Madrilenian took advantage of the improvement at the end of the batch, a constant throughout the session.
The increase in temperature made everyone cautious when it came to going out and there were fewer laps than usual in this batch, although some did not have to suffer much. A) Yes, Fernando Alonso he went to Q2 with the tenth time comfortable.
The one who didn’t, and that’s news, was George Russell. The British, for the first time in 2021, was left out of Q2. Those eliminated were Yuki tsunoda, the aforementioned Russell, Nicholas Latifi, Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, which did not come out due to the accident of free third parties.
Times table Q1 Hungarian Grand Prix
Q2: Carlos Sainz accident
The second round of qualifying was stopped for a few minutes due to Carlos Sainz. The Madrilenian suffered a spin in the fourth turn of the circuit, when the car went behind him and ended up crashing against the protections. The pilot came out well, but very angry about what happened.
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The Madrid rider was obviously left out in a session in which the fastest was Max Verstappen … but on soft tires due to a problem in the management of the wheels when going out on the track.
Those eliminated were Ricciardo, Stroll, Giovinazzi, Raikkonen and Sainz, who will start from a poor 15th place.
Times table Q2 Hungarian Grand Prix
Q3: Hamilton, pole
Lewis hamilton He managed to get rid of the thorn of not having added any pole (the Friday of Silverstone does not count as such) by surpassing with solvency not only Valtteri Bottas, which was counted on, but to a Max verstappen that he ended up disappointed.
With a stand that booed him noticeably at the end, the seven-time champion put more than 4 tenths to the Dutchman, who did not quite square a perfect lap.
It was the best qualifying this year for Alpine, as Esteban Ocon set the 8th time, followed by Fernando Alonso, 9th.