The Hungarian round let us think so. Lewis Hamilton has been P1 in every session since yesterday morning. We don’t see who could stop the HAMmertime on tomorrow. Nico Rosberg and both Williams are struggling. Great prestations from Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen! Let’s review this afternoon with another embarrassing moment for Fernando Alonso…
Weather report: mainly cloudy, T. air: 32°C ; T. track: 52-54°C ; humidity rate: 40-42% and wind speed: 4,3m.s (north-west)
Lewis Hamilton has just reached the 47th pole of his career in F1 (his 9th pole of the season) after having dominated the whole session (P1 in Q1=1’22’’890, P1 in Q2=1’22’’285 and pole in 1’22’’020). Nico Rosberg, second (+0’’575s), has had a big understeer. Sebastian Vettel, excellent third (+0’’719s), will be beside his former team-mate on the starting grid, Daniel Ricciardo (+0’’754s). Kimi Räikkönen has occupied the fifth row (+1s). Valtteri Bottas has been classified sixth. Daniil Kvyat, seventh, has outstripped Felipe Massa. Max Verstappen has signed a pretty good performance (9th). Romain Grosjean has been at the end of the top 10. Carlos Sainz Jr, twelfth, has been inserted between both Sahara Force India drivers (advantage for Nico Hülkenberg). Pastor Maldonado has appeared at the fourteenth place. Fernando Alonso gave up before signing a time in Q2. He had to stop his car at the turn 13 at 2:32pm. There was a red flag until 2:36pm (the session restarted for about 7m45). The Matador pushed his MP4-30 until the pits hoping a miracle. Poor him! Jenson Button is a very disappointed sixteenth. Marcus Ericsson, seventeenth, has been followed by his team-mate and both Manor boys (advantage for Roberto Merhi).
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