2013 HUNGARIAN GP: LEWIS HAMILTON WITH 3-RD CONSECUTIVE POLE

Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix with a brilliant final lap in qualifying.

With Sebastian Vettel having gone 0.8s clear of the field on the first runs in Q3, Hamilton delivered on his final lap to snatch pole position by less than 0.04s as Vettel failed to improve enough with his last effort. Hamilton was shocked to learn of the result afterwards on the team radio, replying with "Was that pole?!" and laughing as his race engineer told him "Yes, we're as surprised as you".

If Germany was the first phase of the Romain Grosjean renaissance, then Hungary looks to be another step in his redemption. The Frenchman has thus far outclassed his experienced teammate Kimi Raikkonen in Budapest, and will start from third on the grid after giving an impressive performance in qualifying.

Nico Rosberg fourth but 0.3s slower than his team-mate. Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen make up the third row but will have a tough job taking points off Vettel at a track known for a lack of overtaking.
 P.    DRIVER                TEAM                 TIME          GAP 
 1. Lewis Hamilton         Mercedes AMG          1:19.388
 2. Sebastian Vettel       Red Bull              1:19.426   +  0.038
 3. Romain Grosjean        Lotus                 1:19.595   +  0.207
 4. Nico Rosberg           Mercedes AMG          1:19.720   +  0.332
 5. Fernando Alonso        Ferrari               1:19.791   +  0.403
 6. Kimi Raikkonen         Lotus                 1:19.851   +  0.463
 7. Felipe Massa           Ferrari               1:19.929   +  0.541
 8. Daniel Ricciardo       Toro Rosso            1:20.641   +  1.253
 9. Sergio Perez           McLaren               1:22.398   +  3.010
10. Mark Webber            Red Bull                          no time
Q2 Fastest time: Nico Rosberg 1:19.778                          Gap 
11. Adrian Sutil           Force India           1:20.569   +  0.791
12. Nico Hulkenberg        Sauber                1:20.580   +  0.802
13. Jenson Button          McLaren               1:20.777   +  0.999
14. Jean-Eric Vergne       Toro Rosso            1:21.029   +  1.251
15. Pastor Maldonado       Williams              1:21.133   +  1.355
16. Valtteri Bottas        Williams              1:21.219   +  1.441 
Q1 Fastest tim: Nico Rosberg 1:20.350                           Gap 
17. Esteban Gutierrez      Sauber                1:21.724   +  1.374
18. Paul di Resta          Force India           1:22.043   +  1.693
19. Charles Pic            Caterham              1:23.007   +  2.657
20. Giedo van der Garde    Caterham              1:23.333   +  2.983
21. Jules Bianchi          Marussia              1:23.787   +  3.437
22. Max Chilton            Marussia              1:23.997   +  3.647
107% Време: 1:25.974