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Hungarian Grand Prix: di Resta loses grip on Q1 progression

Paul di Resta fails to make it through to Q2 for the third time in 2013.
Paul di Resta's mercurial 2013 qualifying performance took another dip at the Hungaroring as he once again failed to make it through the opening phase of the knock-out session.

The Force India team has reported problems getting its tyres – revised for this weekend remember – up to optimum working temperature, and di Resta appeared to be the victim once again, despite track temperatures topping 50 degrees during the 20-minute session. Unable to improve on what looked to be his final effort, the Scot was reprieved as he crossed the line with two seconds remaining on the clock, but was then forced to abort his extra run when improvement was not forthcoming.

di Resta will start alongside Esteban Gutierrez, who was similarly unable to improve on his last run and will start the end-piece of a troubled weekend from the inside of row nine. Behind, Caterham and Marussia again scrapped over the final places, with the Leafield team coming out on top after getting both Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde ahead Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton.

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton topped the times despite taking a risky one-run approach to the session. The German set a 1min 20.350secs benchmark, but Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel still remains favourite for pole, despite lapping just three-tenths slower than his countryman.

The second RBR entry of Mark Webber, meanwhile, squeezed through in 13th spot after reporting an electrical issue on his RB9.




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