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F1 Hungarian GP: Torrential rain causes havoc in Hungary

Torrential rain brings qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix to a halt as storms sweep across the Hungaroring.
Torrential rain has brought qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix to a halt as storms sweep across the Hungaroring.

With soaring temperatures reaching as high as 35 degrees for FP3 just two hours before qualifying, a storm would subsequently bubble up in the area to bring heavy rain with little more than an hour to go before qualifying.

Falling heavily enough to force a delay of 20mins initially, though Q1 did get underway in wet but seemingly improving conditions, the rain would intensify again forcing a stop with 13mins of the session remaining.

UPDATE 1: The session restarted at 14.40 only to be red flagged after Marcus Ericsson crashes at Turn 8. He is unhurt

UPDATE 2: The sessions restarts again at 14.55 but is red flagged after a crash for Felipe Massa. Also unhurt. Still 5mins 20secs of Q1 remaining



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