Max Verstappen takes first F1 pole position at Hungarian Grand Prix

• Valtteri Bottas takes second in qualifying
• Lewis Hamilton will line up third on the grid

Max Verstappen took pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Dutchman ecstatic at claiming the top spot for the first time. He did so for Red Bull with a flawless lap, although he was pushed to the very limit by the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas who was in second place. Lewis Hamilton was in third for Mercedes with Charles Leclerc in fourth for Ferrari, with his teammate Sebastian Vettel in fifth. Pierre Gasly was in sixth for Red Bull.

Now in his fifth season in F1 it has been some wait for his first pole but Verstappen took it in some style. He went quickest on his first hot run in Q3 with a time of 1minute 14.958seconds. He was almost two-tenths clear of Bottas in second and Hamilton in third. A mighty advantage to overcome but much as Bottas tried Verstappen found even more on his final lap.

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Source: Formula 1

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