Hamilton takes McLaren's 150th pole position


McLaren
28 July 2012 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Lewis Hamilton eased to McLaren's 150th pole position on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix with a time four tenths faster than second placed Romain Grosjean.

The pole marks McLaren's return to the front after a difficult few races which have seen them off the lead pace set by Ferrari and Red Bull.

Grosjean starts ahead of Sebastian Vettel in third, with Hamilton's team-mate Jenson Button in fourth, seven tenths slower than the pole lap.

Kimi Raikkonen completes the top five with Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Pastor Maldonado, Bruno Senna - his first time in Q3, and Nico Hulkenberg complete the top ten cars.

Mark Webber was the surprise of Q2 as he failed to escape the drop-zone and starts 11th ahead of Force India's Paul di Resta.

2012 Hungarian GP Qualifying Results:

PosDriverTeamQ1 TimeQ2 TimeQ3 Time
03. S. Vettel Red Bull 1:22.948 1:21.407 1:21.416
11. M. Webber Red Bull 1:22.829 1:21.715
01. L. Hamilton McLaren 1:21.794 1:21.060 1:20.953
04. J. Button McLaren 1:22.028 1:21.618 1:21.583
09. B. Senna Williams 1:22.271 1:21.697 1:22.343
06. F. Alonso Ferrari 1:22.095 1:21.598 1:21.844
07. F. Massa Ferrari 1:22.203 1:21.534 1:21.900
10. N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:22.176 1:21.653 1:22.847
08. P. Maldonado Williams 1:22.475 1:21.504 1:21.939
15. K. Kobayashi Sauber 1:22.801 1:22.300
14. S. Perez Sauber 1:22.110 1:21.895  
20. V. Petrov Caterham 1:24.167

05. K. Raikkonen Lotus 1:22.238 1:21.583 1:21.730
17. M. Schumacher Mercedes 1:22.436 1:22.723  
13. N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.079 1:21.895  
02. R. Grosjean Lotus 1:22.755 1:21.657 1:21.366
16. J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:22.799 1:22.380  
12. P. di Resta Force India 1:21.912 1:21.813  
23. P. de la Rosa HRT 1:25.916
 
18. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:23.250    
19. H. Kovalainen Caterham 1:23.576  
21. C. Pic Marussia 1:25.244    
22. T. Glock Marussia 1:25.476    
24. N. Karthikeyan HRT 1:26.178
 
Q1 107% Time: 1:27.519

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