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F1: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Mercedes for a bad decision that condemns Red Bull

F1: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Mercedes for a bad decision that condemns Red Bull

Fernando Alonso is ninth and Carlos Sainz, who crashed his car in the last corner, will start from fifteenth.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his pole position at the Hungaroring.Reuters

British pilot Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) secured pole position this Saturday at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the eleventh round of the Formula 1 World Championship, after setting a best time in qualifying on the Hungarian circuit, while the Spaniards Fernando Alonso (alpine) and carlos sanzo (Ferrari) will start in ninth and fifteenth place respectively.

Hamilton hit the table by taking advantage of Q3 with a teacher and got a piece of the surprising change of tires red Bull, who had opted for soft for the previous season. English was the smartest and fastest with a time of 1:15:05. The current world champion secured his first pole position since the Spanish Grand Prix (9 May) and the 101st place of his career.

Red Bull’s strategy didn’t work and Hamilton was able to play with it too Verstappen On the last lap of Q3, the World Cup leader inflicted his ‘disappointment’ at the lack of time to slow down. The Englishman achieved his mission, the season passed and he secured a meritorious ‘pole’ that ended five in a row for the Dutchman.

In addition, Red Bull’s commitment to changing the medium tire to the softer one – a decision that would force them to start this Sunday with the same compound – allowed their partner Valtteri Bottas Verstappen and . be second except sergio prazo in third and fourth place.

Alonso doesn’t improve

For his part, Fernando Alonso entered Q3 with adequacy but could not cross ninth place. The two-time world champion took off in some sections of Q3, setting a best time in the final zone and entering with a fifth-best score after improving four tenths on the final lap.

In the final session, Alonso had to content himself with ninth place on the grid in a circuit that would always bring him fond memories. The Asturian achieved its first official victory at the 2003 Formula 1 World Championship at the Magyar track.

with this, carlos sanzo He did not make the final round after losing control of his car and crashing for lack of a corner in Q2 as he headed to the final stretch to set a time that would have put him in Q3 according to previous sets.

Frustration took over the Ferrari box, who hoped to regain a good position after the start of Sainz, kept a fourth-best time in free practice in Q1 and riding in good spirits. However, the Madrid driver could not avoid the crash – from which he survived – and was decimated in an away position on the starting grid.

schumacher accident

Saturday’s session was also marked by incident without consequences for the German pilot to suffer. mick schumacher (Haas), who violently crashed during the last free practice session before qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, though fortunately without serious consequences beyond damage to the car.