George Russell surprised To register in Hungary the first pillar of your life First in Formula 1 and for Mercedes this season. If there’s a pillar of value, it’s the Hungaroring, a circuit where passing is really complex and historically the first place on the grid has been the equivalent of almost half a victory. Carlos Sainz came very close but captured at the last minute by Russell, it’s tomorrow He will be accompanied by two Ferraris.

Fernando Alonso will start the sixth and the World Cup leader, Max VerstappenHaving power problems in his Red Bull, a difficult comeback attempt from the tenth position. Leclerc desperately needs a victory if he doesn’t want Verstappen to definitively escape the 2022 title fight with 63 points. This Sunday’s race will be replaced by a three-week vacation (26 to 28 from August to the Belgian Grand Prix), a stylish one. brings together all the ingredients for farewell.

Q1: dry

After heavy rain during the third and final practice session, the qualifying session started dry, albeit with ‘menacing’ dark clouds on the horizon. Estimates pointed out probability of water in the final part of the time trial and just in case, leader Max Verstappen went out to provide, setting the temporary best time in Q1 with 1.18.509. The Ferraris reacted and Sainz finds 52/10 of a Red Bull driverfollowed by Leclerc by 2 decimals.

Hamilton and Russell ‘watched’ their final laps to have the best time for the seven-time Mercedes champion (1,18,374) and teammate just 33,000. Ferrari and Red Bull comfortably advanced to the next roundAlongside Fernando Alonso, in the sixth to 3 tenths, the first eliminated Tsunoda and Gasly’s Alpha Tauri, Vettel’s Aston Martin and Albon and Latifi’s two Williams. back to harsh reality.

Q2: Alonso joined the party

The possibility of rain disappeared and track has improved significantlyThis allowed us to see the true potential of the teams in normal conditions. And if the Ferraris manage to annoy Verstappen on Friday, Dutchman sharpened his ‘claws’ to complete a spectacular lap in 1,17,703The best of the weekend so far. Fernando Alonso hit the track where he won his first victory in Formula 1 (2003). only 2 left de Max will climb to second place ahead of Norris and Ricciardo in the duel between Alpine and McLaren as the fourth best team in the World Championship.

Leclerc and Sainz are back on the track with jnew soft tire sets and Monegasque improved Alonso’s record to reach Verstappen in 65,000, setting the fourth fastest time without beating Carlos Asturian and Hamilton closes virtual ‘top five’.

Ocon, winner in Hungary a year ago, saved a difficult situation and entered the fight for the pole. Sergio Perez surprised when he fell Eliminated for the second time this season in Q2. Mexican pilot spotted unstable another wrong decision by the stewards who first took a lap from him because of the runway limits and then moved away from him to restore it, and because of the traffic he encountered on his last try. Red Bull is down to a coin and Verstappen will have no support on the grid tomorrow. Zhou, Magnussen, Stroll and Mick Schumacher also did not pass the sieve.

Q3: Russell’s first pole

Sainz takes temporary pole position with a flawless first lap (1.17.505), increasing Q2 time by 4 tenths and keeping Russell and Leclerc the same distance, Verstappen made a mistake by braking excessively in the second corner of the Hungaroring. The last minutes were high intensity as always and the World Championship leader was under extreme pressure and reported power problems in his car, produced an impressive result. Carlos Sainz did his best (1.17.421) and Leclerc couldn’t be with him, but when he looked like he had pole in his pocket, the Madrid man saw how. George Russell closes a stratospheric lap to celebrate first Formula 1 pole. Having doubled in France a week ago, Mercedes is back.