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Hamilton takes Hungary pole.

Lewis Hamilton confirmed the potential he has shown all through the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend by clinching his fourth pole position of the year after dominating the final phase of qualifying.

Already quickest after the first runs had been completed, the McLaren driver improved his time by almost a tenth to ensure that he would not be caught.

That scenario already looked unlikely as no-one appeared capable of catching the Briton, with team-mate Heikki Kovalainen coming closest after vaulting from ninth to second on his second outing. The Finn - incidentally, Hamilton's pick for pole - ended the ten-minute session nearly three-tenths adrift, such was the Briton's superiority.

Row two initially looked to be heading the surprise direction of Timo Glock, but the Toyota 'rookie' was denied second time around by bigger improvements from both Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica, and will share row three with world champion Kimi Raikkonen after securing a career-best fifth.

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