I have to pinch myself: Hamilton-Demonstration at the Hungaroring

rain? He was previously) for the qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix this Sunday (15.10 in the F. A. Z.-liveticker Formel 1, as well as at RTL and S

I have to pinch myself: Hamilton-Demonstration at the Hungaroring

rain? He was previously) for the qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix this Sunday (15.10 in the F. A. Z.-liveticker Formel 1, as well as at RTL and Sky. But as much as the engineers and drivers have focused their looks on Saturday, even after the above: Up to a few drops, it stayed dry. And thus, as usual: Lewis Hamilton, the Pole secured Position, his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was Second.

Michael Wittershagen

Responsible for the Sport in the Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper.

F. A. Z.

It was at 90 already. Pole Position in the formula 1 career of Hamilton. And not only that: In 1:13,447 minutes for a lap at the Hungaroring of the thirty-five year old set a new track record. "I have to pinch myself," said Hamilton, who praised not of themselves, but the car, the Team and the team-mates. For Hamilton it is the seventh Pole at the Hungaroring, so many brought there only record world champion Michael Schumacher.

a Small token of Vettel

Again, no other could follow the Mercedes. The order in the pursuers mess was still. In positions three and four, Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez in the Racing Point qualified behind Ferrari ended up with Sebastian Vettel (5 in.) and Charles Leclerc (6.). The German continued to have at least a small character in his own right. His race car with the type designation SF1000 is not currently available for the more able, the more the direct duel with the other man in the paddock, with the same Material on the road that counts. In this season Vettel has now decided two of three Qualifying sessions in the internal comparison. "It is better than the last, both of the weekend," said Vettel. "I hope that it is also in the race to continue."

Disappointing Saturday was Max Verstappen (Red Bull) was Seventh, also at the end of the qualification, training, technical problems complained. On Sunday, only the two Mercedes and the two Racing Point will go to the first ten positions of the starting grid with the medium tyre compound in the race. So that you can stay longer on the track, and thus have a strategic advantage. Red Bull and Ferrari were once again on Saturday, not fast enough for such a tactical maneuver.

Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 11:19

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