Lewis Hamilton continued to dominate the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend by posting two laps good enough for pole position around the tortuous Hungaroring circuit.
The Briton, having paced the preceding phases of qualifying, ventured out early in the final session, posting an initial 1min 26.781secs target before trimming a large chunk off that to come down to 1min 21.260secs and knock interloper Kimi Raikkonen off provisional top spot. While the field then tried to find the key to usurping the McLaren man, Hamilton steeled himself to produce a 1min 20.953secs improvement on his final run.
Despite Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button all taking aim at Hamilton's interim time, it was Romain Grosjean who eventually came closest to stealing pole, recording a 1min 21.366secs best to slot into second. Vettel had to make do with third, having pitted after his lone effort, while Jenson Button produced fourth fastest time to accompany Hamilton taking the 150th pole in McLaren's history.
For a while it appeared that only a handful of drivers would venture out in Q3, but all ten eventually posted times, with Raikkonen, Alonso, Felipe Massa, Pastor Maldonado, Bruno Senna and Nico Hulkenberg filling the remaining positions.
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