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2020 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying results & starting grid

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Jul 18, 2020, 3:08 PM

Lewis Hamilton will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position, the third race of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, at the Hungaroring.

Despite threatening skies, the track remained dry throughout – with just spots of rain falling every now and then.

In the top-10 shootout, Hamilton immediately set a new track record of 1m13.613s, three tenths ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas, and then improved on his second run to 1m13.447s. Bottas also went quicker on his final run, but was a tenth off Hamilton's best time.

Lance Stroll was best of the rest for Racing Point, 0.764s down on pole. Teammate Sergio Perez had his first run deleted for track limits, but his second run was good enough for fourth, a tenth and a bit behind Stroll.

Sebastian Vettel pipped Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc by 0.04s to lockout the third row of the grid, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen only seventh, ahead of the McLarens of Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz. Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri made it through to Q3, but didn’t run due to a power unit problem.

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In Qualifying 2, Hamilton topped the times with a lap of 1m14.261s using the medium tyre, 0.269s ahead of Bottas, with Verstappen seventh tenths down despite using the softs. Like Mercedes, the Racing Points also committed to the mediums, and were seventh and ninth fastest.

Knocked out at this point were Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), the highly impressive George Russell (Williams), Alex Albon (who blamed Red Bull for sending him out in traffic at the end of the session), Esteban Ocon (Renault) and Nicholas Latifi (Williams).

In Qualifying 1, Perez was fastest on 1m14.681s on a track that ramped up massively in terms of grip in the closing moments, lapping two tenths quicker than Stroll with Hamilton only in third.

Knocked out were Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Daniil Kvyat (AlphaTauri), Romain Grosjean (Haas) and the Alfa Romeos of Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen.

2020 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix starting grid

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Time Gap km/h
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes Mercedes 1'13.447 214.734
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes Mercedes 1'13.554 0.107 214.422
3 Canada Lance Stroll
Racing Point Mercedes 1'14.377 0.930 212.049
4 Mexico Sergio Perez
Racing Point Mercedes 1'14.545 1.098 211.571
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari Ferrari 1'14.774 1.327 210.923
6 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari Ferrari 1'14.817 1.370 210.802
7 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull Honda 1'14.849 1.402 210.712
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren Renault 1'14.966 1.519 210.383
9 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
McLaren Renault 1'15.027 1.580 210.212
10 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri Honda
11 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Renault Renault 1'15.661 2.214 208.450
12 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams Mercedes 1'15.698 2.251 208.348
13 Thailand Alex Albon
Red Bull Honda 1'15.715 2.268 208.302
14 France Esteban Ocon
Renault Renault 1'15.742 2.295 208.227
15 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams Mercedes 1'16.544 3.097 206.046
16 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
Haas Ferrari 1'16.152 2.705 207.106
17 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri Honda 1'16.204 2.757 206.965
18 France Romain Grosjean
Haas Ferrari 1'16.407 2.960 206.415
19 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'16.506 3.059 206.148
20 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1'16.614 3.167 205.857

2020 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying Q3 results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap km/h
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes Mercedes 6 1'13.447 214.734
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes Mercedes 6 1'13.554 0.107 214.422
3 Canada Lance Stroll
Racing Point Mercedes 6 1'14.377 0.930 212.049
4 Mexico Sergio Perez
Racing Point Mercedes 6 1'14.545 1.098 211.571
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari Ferrari 6 1'14.774 1.327 210.923
6 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari Ferrari 6 1'14.817 1.370 210.802
7 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull Honda 6 1'14.849 1.402 210.712
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren Renault 5 1'14.966 1.519 210.383
9 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
McLaren Renault 5 1'15.027 1.580 210.212
10 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri Honda 0

2020 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying Q2 results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap km/h
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes Mercedes 6 1'14.261 212.380
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes Mercedes 6 1'14.530 0.269 211.614
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull Honda 6 1'14.976 0.715 210.355
4 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari Ferrari 6 1'15.006 0.745 210.271
5 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren Renault 6 1'15.085 0.824 210.049
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari Ferrari 5 1'15.131 0.870 209.921
7 Canada Lance Stroll
Racing Point Mercedes 8 1'15.176 0.915 209.795
8 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
McLaren Renault 6 1'15.267 1.006 209.542
9 Mexico Sergio Perez
Racing Point Mercedes 8 1'15.394 1.133 209.189
10 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri Honda 5 1'15.508 1.247 208.873
11 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Renault Renault 6 1'15.661 1.400 208.450
12 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams Mercedes 5 1'15.698 1.437 208.348
13 Thailand Alex Albon
Red Bull Honda 6 1'15.715 1.454 208.302
14 France Esteban Ocon
Renault Renault 6 1'15.742 1.481 208.227
15 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams Mercedes 5 1'16.544 2.283 206.046

2020 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying Q1 results

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap km/h
1 Mexico Sergio Perez
Racing Point Mercedes 8 1'14.681 211.186
2 Canada Lance Stroll
Racing Point Mercedes 8 1'14.895 0.214 210.582
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes Mercedes 10 1'14.907 0.226 210.549
4 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
McLaren Renault 10 1'15.281 0.600 209.503
5 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren Renault 9 1'15.444 0.763 209.050
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari Ferrari 9 1'15.455 0.774 209.019
7 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes Mercedes 8 1'15.474 0.793 208.967
8 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull Honda 9 1'15.495 0.814 208.909
9 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams Mercedes 9 1'15.585 0.904 208.660
10 France Esteban Ocon
Renault Renault 8 1'15.719 1.038 208.291
11 Thailand Alex Albon
Red Bull Honda 10 1'15.722 1.041 208.282
12 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri Honda 9 1'15.767 1.086 208.159
13 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari Ferrari 8 1'15.793 1.112 208.087
14 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Renault Renault 8 1'15.848 1.167 207.936
15 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams Mercedes 9 1'16.105 1.424 207.234
16 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
Haas Ferrari 9 1'16.152 1.471 207.106
17 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri Honda 9 1'16.204 1.523 206.965
18 France Romain Grosjean
Haas Ferrari 8 1'16.407 1.726 206.415
19 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Ferrari 12 1'16.506 1.825 206.148
20 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Ferrari 12 1'16.614 1.933 205.857

2020 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying as it happened

Cla Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap km/h
1 Mexico Sergio Perez
Racing Point Mercedes 8 1'14.681 211.186
2 Canada Lance Stroll
Racing Point Mercedes 8 1'14.895 0.214 210.582
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes Mercedes 10 1'14.907 0.226 210.549
4 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
McLaren Renault 10 1'15.281 0.600 209.503
5 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren Renault 9 1'15.444 0.763 209.050
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari Ferrari 9 1'15.455 0.774 209.019
7 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes Mercedes 8 1'15.474 0.793 208.967
8 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull Honda 9 1'15.495 0.814 208.909
9 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams Mercedes 9 1'15.585 0.904 208.660
10 France Esteban Ocon
Renault Renault 8 1'15.719 1.038 208.291
11 Thailand Alex Albon
Red Bull Honda 10 1'15.722 1.041 208.282
12 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri Honda 9 1'15.767 1.086 208.159
13 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari Ferrari 8 1'15.793 1.112 208.087
14 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Renault Renault 8 1'15.848 1.167 207.936
15 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams Mercedes 9 1'16.105 1.424 207.234
16 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
Haas Ferrari 9 1'16.152 1.471 207.106
17 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri Honda 9 1'16.204 1.523 206.965
18 France Romain Grosjean
Haas Ferrari 8 1'16.407 1.726 206.415
19 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Ferrari 12 1'16.506 1.825 206.148
20 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Ferrari 12 1'16.614 1.933 205.857

 

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