BUDAPEST: Ferrari’s Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday and denied his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton a record-equalling career 68th.
The German’s Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen sealed the Ferrari front-row lockout.
Hamilton, one point behind the German in the standings and a five-times winner in Hungary, will start from a disappointing fourth place on the grid and alongside his Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas.
Hamilton had been hoping to match Michael Schumacher’s all-time pole record and had set the fastest lap of the second phase of qualifying.
Starting grid from the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring on Sunday:
1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari
2. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari
3. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Mercedes
4. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes
5. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull - TAG Heuer
6. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - TAG Heuer
7. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren
8. Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium) McLaren
9. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso - Renault
10. Jolyon Palmer (Britain) Renault
11. Esteban Ocon (France) Force India - Mercedes
12. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Renault
13. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Renault
14. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes
15. Romain Grosjean (France) Haas - Ferrari
16. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) Haas - Ferrari
17. Lance Stroll (Canada) Williams-Mercedes
18. Pascal Wehrlein (Germany) Sauber - Ferrari
19. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Williams-Mercedes
20. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber - Ferrari--REUTERS