Hungarian GP qualifying Lewis Hamilton extends his record with 90th career pole: Lewis Hamilton is aiming to win the race for the eighth time on the Hungaroring on Sunday to equal retired Ferrari nice Michael Schumacher’s report for victories on the similar grand prix.

Hungarian GP qualifying Lewis Hamilton extends his record with 90th career pole

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lewis Hamilton grabbed his 2nd successive pole this season
  • Hamilton was 0.107 seconds faster than his Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas
  • Racing Level driver Lance Stroll grabbed third place on the grid forward of teammate Sergio Perez

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on Saturday to take pole place for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

It was Hamilton’s second straight pole this season and record-extending 90th of his Method One profession.

“I simply must pinch myself, it doesn’t register,” Hamilton mentioned. “Valtteri by no means makes it straightforward for me. He saved the strain on.”

Hamilton has received seven instances on the Hungaroring and the veteran British driver wants another to equal F1 nice Michael Schumacher’s single-track report of eight wins, when the French GP was held at Magny-Cours.

He was .107 seconds faster than Bottas and .93 sooner than Racing Level driver Lance Stroll.

“The automobile was on fireplace right now … I will attempt to get some massive factors tomorrow,” mentioned an exuberant Stroll, whose teammate Sergio Pérez was fourth.

Racing Level makes use of Mercedes engines and is wanting faster than Ferrari, which is falling behind. 4-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and teammate Charles Leclerc have been fifth and sixth — each round 1.three slower than Hamilton — who was overwhelmed 7-5 for poles by Leclerc final yr.

Max Verstappen begins seventh on Sunday for Purple Bull forward of McLaren’s Lando Norris.

Earlier, Bottas led Hamilton by .042 seconds in overcast situations for the third and closing observe.

Bottas received the season-opening Austrian GP and six-time F1 champion Hamilton clinched the Styrian GP the next week in Austria after an excellent pole place in teeming rain.

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