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F1 Hungarian GP Qualifying: Mercedes’ George Russell takes pole position

George Russell took the first pole position of his Formula One career as he shocked Ferrari pair of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc at Hungarian GP Qualifying.

Tanishq Sharma Author

Published on - 30 July 2022 9:17 pm

George Russell, Mercedes

The qualifying for the 13th round of 2022 Formula 1 World Championship is underway at the Hungaroring before a month-long break. Mercedes racer George Russell took the pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix 2022.

After the Q3, George Russell took the first pole position of his Formula One career as he shocked Ferrari pair of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. World Championship leader Max Verstappen aborted his final attempt at a flying lap after a power issue, which took him to the 10th place.

The Q1 and Q2 took place in dry weather. The Q1 eliminations featured Williams’ Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi in the 17th and the 20th place, respectively, while AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda and Pierre Gasly in the 16th and the 19th respectively. Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel was knocked out in the 18th.

The two Mercedes drivers set the quickest times at the end of Q1, with Lewis Hamilton just ahead of teammate George Russell.

In the Q2, Haas’ Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen finished in the 15th and the 13th place, respectively, while Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll ended in the 14th. Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu in the 12th, and the most surprising of them all was Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, who got eliminated after finishing in the 11th .

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