2012 HUNGARIAN GP: HAMILTON SUPERB FOR POLE

Lewis Hamilton very fast on Hungaroring !!!
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix with a dominant display at the Hungaroring. Hamilton was quickest in both of the first two qualifying sessions and even though his first run was good enough for pole position, he lowered the mark with his final lap to a 1:20.953 to secure pole by over 0.4s. Romain Grosjean made the most of the hot conditions, to take second place for Lotus and his first front-row start in Formula 1. It's also the first time Lotus has started from the top two positions this season and opens up the opportunity for its first win of 2012.

Sebastian Vettel was third to show that he is still competitive despite Red Bull having to change its engine maps, but his team-mate Mark Webber was less successful as he starts down in 11th place. Jenson Button couldn't match Hamilton's pace but still starts a competitive fourth ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Felipe Massa starts seventh ahead of the two Williams, both in the top ten for the first time this season, and Nico Hulkenberg.
Pos     Driver               Team            Time       Gap   
 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren          1:20.953       
 2.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus            1:21.366  + 0.413
 3.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull         1:21.416  + 0.463
 4.  Jenson Button         McLaren          1:21.583  + 0.630
 5.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus            1:21.730  + 0.777
 6.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari          1:21.844  + 0.891
 7.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari          1:21.900  + 0.947
 8.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams         1:21.939  + 0.986
 9.  Bruno Senna           Williams         1:22.343  + 1.390
10.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India      1:22.847  + 1.894
Q2 Fastest time: L.Hamilton 1:21.060                    Gap
11.  Mark Webber           Red Bull         1:21.715  + 0.655
12.  Paul di Resta         Force India      1:21.813  + 0.753
13.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG     1:21.895  + 0.835
14.  Sergio Perez          Sauber           1:21.895  + 0.835
15.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber           1:22.300  + 1.240
16.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso       1:22.380  + 1.320
17.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes         1:22.723  + 1.663
Q1 Fastest time: L.Hamilton 1:21.794                    Gap
18.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso       1:23.250  + 1.456
19.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham         1:23.576  + 1.782
20.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham         1:24.167  + 2.373
21.  Charles Pic           Marussia         1:25.244  + 3.450
22.  Timo Glock            Marussia         1:25.476  + 3.682
23.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT              1:25.916  + 4.122
24.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT              1:26.178  + 4.384
107% time: 1:27.519