Hungarian GP: Hamilton snatches pole in drenched qualifying

Hungarian GP: Hamilton snatches pole in drenched qualifying

Yahoo Singapore·2018-07-29 12:37

Lewis Hamilton led a surprise Mercedes Formula 1 front-row lockout in a rain-hit qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Q3 runners used wet tyres throughout, and on the first runs Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen had the advantage over Hamilton.

But after both Mercedes drivers pitted for a second set of wets with three-and-a-half minutes remaining, it turned into a battle between Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Bottas had the advantage after the first two sectors, but Hamilton was a stunning 0.426s faster in the final sector to take pole by 0.260s.

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