Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Nico Rosberg has done his chances of extending his one point advantage in the championship over team mate Lewis Hamilton no harm at all as he took pole position for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton at the very end of the session.
The session was delay several times due to torrential downpours at the circuit but in the final part of qualifying it was Rosberg who claimed pole with a time of 01:19.965s.
Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo will start the race from third place on the grid with his team mate Max Verstappen in fourth place giving the Milton Keynes based outfit the perfect opportunity to overtake Ferrari in the Constructors championship on Sunday as Sebastian Vettel starts fifth while Kimi Raikkonen starts 14th.
Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz starts the race from seventh place just ahead of McLaren Honda’s Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button who got both cars in Q3 for the first time since McLaren and Honda renewed their partnership.
Nico Hulkenberg starts the race from ninth place for the Sahara Force India Formula One Team while Valtteri Bottas rounds out the top ten for the Williams Martini Racing Team.
Romain Grosjean was left frustrated as the Frenchman just missed out on a place in the top ten shootout for the Haas F1 Team and will start the race 11th place just ahead of Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat and Sergio Perez in the Force India.
Kimi Raikkonen starts the race from 14th place just ahead of Esteban Gutierrez and the Sauber F1 Team’s Felipe Nasr.
Jolyon Palmer starts the race from 17th place for the Renault Sport F1 Team just ahead of Williams Martini Racing’s Felipe Massa who crashed at turn 5 in the opening part of qualifying.
Kevin Magnussen starts the race from 19th in the second Renault just ahead of the Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson who also crashed during the session bringing out the red flag.
The Manor F1 Team’s Pascal Wehrleain and Rio Haryanto round out the order in 21st and 22nd place respectively.