McLaren team boss Ron Dennis has denied that starting seventh and ninth on the grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix will be a major disadvantage to drivers Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard, as he feels some of the frontrunning teams may have picked a 'feelgood' strategy for qualifying.

Dennis said after the session that he felt some teams - probably Renault and Jaguar - may have opted for a light fuel load in qualifying in an attempt to promote their drivers to the front of the field on a difficult to pass track, but could fall foul of their tactics come raceday.

"Traditionally, it's been impossible to overtake at the Hungarian Grand Prix due to the nature of the circuit, and it's therefore understandable that some of the teams have adopted extremely 'racy' strategies," he said, "I very much doubt that the finishing order tomorrow will reflect the grid positions, but it should be a great race."

Renault took its second pole of the year with Fernando Alonso, while Mark Webber equalled his career best third on the grid for Jaguar.



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