Sebastian Vettel secures pole position in Hungary, Hamilton takes fourth

Lewis Hamilton was third quickest, a further two tenths shy of Ricciardo. Valtteri Bottas qualified third, while Hamilton was almost half a second behind Vettel's time of 1 minute, 16.276 seconds.

"This morning the track changed quite a bit and Ferrari in particular found a chunk of time".

Hamilton's win at the British Grand Prix, coupled with Vettel's seventh place finish, cut the gap at the top of the Drivers' Championship to just one point.

And that is in his opinion.

"Because I'm at the tail of that pack I need to force my way through, so if I am going to move forward it will take some nice moves".

Hamilton has been off the pace in Hungary this week as Ferrari have set the standard and he was unable to revitalise his fortunes on Saturday, despite briefly going fastest in Q2. "Obviously, the last race wasn't great for us, but we are here now".

Germany's Sebastian Vettel received the ideal boost for the Formula One title race after seizing pole position in Hungary. "The race is on", Hamilton said. "But it will be a long race and anything is possible".

Toto Wolf says that he is very pleased with the work ethic and the sense of inner confidence that has developed within the team. "Strategy wise I guess there is not a lot of possibilities". "The DNA of our auto just seems to be running more stable on faster circuits and Ferrari is doing very well on the twisty, slow circuits". Vettel stood on top of his Ferrari and waved to the crowd.




"Yeah, it s been a positive day for us", said the beaming Ricciardo afterwards.

"The auto to be honest all day today has been incredible", beamed a delighted Vettel.

Raikkonen was.168 behind in front of many flag-waving Finnish fans. The team appeared to reboot the system and after a moment or two, the Finn was back up and running again.

"The three teams at the front seemed very close", said Bottas, "we have some work to do".

"If Hamilton's team can turn in a similar performance to Silverstone it will be clear their package is really firing on all cylinders and they will enter the second half of the season as favourites".

Standing in Hamilton's way of equalling Schumacher's record could be the surprise figure of Daniel Ricciardo after the Red Bull driver topped both practice sessions yesterday.

Fernando Alonso qualified in a promising eighth for McLaren, which has been struggling with Honda engines. Di Resta had originally arrived in Hungary as a TV pundit and later told reporters he had been ironing a shirt at 5am ready for a regular shift - tomorrow he'll line up 19th for his first race since the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix.

He was an emergency late replacement for Felipe Massa, who pulled out after complaining of "dizzy" spells following Friday's practice.

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