Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo will begin from eleventh on the Hungarian Grand Prix after a massively disappointing qualifying on Saturday night time.
Ricciardo had proven good tempo in Friday apply, however barely scraped by means of to Q2 in 14th place earlier than lacking out on the top-10 and a spot within the third qualifying session by 0.077 seconds.
After listening to the end result on group radio, a resigned Ricciardo mentioned merely: “Okay, alright, f**ok.”
His teammate Lando Norris will begin sixth, his greatest time 0.486s quicker than Ricciardo’s.
“It’s one other actually, actually unhealthy day for Daniel,” former world champion Nico Rosberg mentioned in commentary.
In the meantime Lewis Hamilton pulled out a surprising 1:15.419s lap in Q3 to assert his eighth pole place on the Hungaroring circuit and his 101th profession pole. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was second (+0.315s) with championship chief Max Verstappen’s Crimson Bull solely in third, some 0.421s behind Hamilton.
Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez didn’t make it to the beginning line earlier than the tip of the session, that means he couldn’t publish a last flying lap and ended fourth.
However the Crimson Bull duo will each begin on the quicker mushy tyre, whereas the Mercedes duo will each start the race on the medium tyre.
“It would give us an excellent alternative off the road,” a disillusioned Verstappen mentioned.
QUALIFYING TOP 10 RESULT
1) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
3) Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull
4) Sergio Perez, Crimson Bull
5) Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
6) Lando Norris, McLaren
7) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
8) Esteban Ocon, Alpine
9) Fernando Alonso, Alpine
10) Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
RACE CENTRE: Full session results
Earlier, an enormous crash on Flip 11 for Haas driver Mick Schumacher in Follow 3 – simply two hours earlier than qualifying – dominated his broken automobile out of the quali session, that means he’ll line up final.
Then Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz suffered an enormous blow with a giant crash in Q2. Sainz had claimed a formidable fourth in Q1, behind solely Max Verstappen’s Crimson Bull and the 2 Mercedes, and was trying very spectacular. However after failing to publish a time for Q2, he’ll begin fifteenth. His Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc will begin seventh.
Sainz mentioned: “I used to be truthfully fully puzzled about it. I didn’t know what I did incorrect or if I did something totally different…I went in slower than the earlier lap and in some way I misplaced the automobile.”
However he defined that wind gusts have been behind the crash, saying: “As an alternative of getting a 10km/h wind (on the nook) I had a 35km/h gust.”
His crash – unlucky because it was – is a lift for Ricciardo, as Sainz sits one place above him within the F1 drivers’ championship (seventh to Ricciardo’s eighth).
“I’d have beloved for it to be rather a lot higher by now,” Ricciardo mentioned of his troubles getting snug along with his McLaren this season.
Talking of his difficulties with the automobile, he mentioned: “It’s a little bit of every little thing. It’s positively a little bit of (driving) model… Additionally on prime of that it kinda offers you a special really feel, a special sensation.”
“We’ll have the tyre alternative tomorrow, hopefully which means one thing. Hopefully the observe’s 70 levels tomorrow and all people simply melts,” he ruefully joked.
One other driver to wrestle in qualifying was George Russell, who did not get his Williams into Q2 for the primary time this season. He’ll begin seventeenth.
The most effective performer of the day was AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, who claimed a massively spectacular fifth – 11 locations above teammate Yuki Tsunoda.
“This was a very good shock…didn’t count on to be proper in entrance of them,” Gasly mentioned of stunningly ending forward of each Ferrari and McLaren.
“I count on a really tight battle,” he mentioned of his race predictions.
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