Hamilton claims pole for Hungarian GP, Mercedes locks out front row

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Mercedes locked out the front row during Saturday's qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton finishing fastest and leading teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Pos. Driver Team Time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:15.419
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.315
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.421
4 Sergio Perez Red Bull +1.002
5 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +1.064
6 Lando Norris McLaren +1.070
7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.077
8 Esteban Ocon Alpine +1.234
9 Fernando Alonso Alpine +1.296
10 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin +1.331
11 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Q2
12 Lance Stroll Aston Martin Q2
13 Kimi Raikkonen Alpha Romeo Q2
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alpha Romeo Q2
15 Carlos Sainz Ferrari Q2
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Q1
17 George Russell Williams Q1
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams Q1
19 Nikita Mazepin Haas Q1
20 Mick Schumacher Haas Q1

"It's been amazing teamwork this weekend," Hamilton said following the race. "It's definitely great having a lock-out for our team - first time in a long time."

Red Bull will comprise the second row, with championship leader Max Verstappen finishing third-fastest, ahead of teammate Sergio Perez.

"I think the whole weekend we've been a bit behind and it showed in qualifying," Verstappen added. "We're still there in P3 and we'll see what we can do."

This is the first race back since Hamilton and Verstappen collided during the British GP at Silverstone in a crash that hospitalized the championship leader and helped hand Hamilton the victory. Red Bull's appeal to the FIA to hand the seven-time champion a harsher penalty was dismissed. Eight points now separate Verstappen and Hamilton in the standings.

Carlos Sainz went into the wall during the second round of qualifying, causing a brief yellow flag. The Ferrari driver will start from 15th in Sunday's race.

Hamilton claims pole for Hungarian GP, Mercedes locks out front row
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