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Hamilton storms to rainy pole in Hungarian GP qualifying

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Lewis Hamilton take the chance to gain advantage from on wet weather condition to secure his 77th F1 career pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The champion leader had struggled in the all dry practice sessions at the Hungarian, but a rainstorm transformed the situations and Hamilton showing all his skill on the wet surface to lead team-mate Bottas home by 0.260 seconds in second place.

For the first time since season opener Australian GP, Vettel was out-qualified by his teammate Kimi Raikkonen, who took third place.

“The Ferraris have been quicker all weekend and we were just trying to be close to them, but the heavens opened,” Hamilton said.

“It is so tricky out there. It was dry for a part of the lap and then wet. It is really difficult to arrive in the corner and know what grip you have. Then at the end you were just looking for a grippy line.

“It is about give and take, each corner, I was up, I was down, I was up, I was down. It was an emotional rollercoaster.

“Were going to do our best [in the race] to work as a team and keep the red guys behind us.”

Carlos Sainz was fifth for Renault ahead of Pierre Gasly’s Toro Rosso.

Red Bull duo were the big unluck drivers of the day. Max Verstappen only qualified seventh and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo 12th respectively.

The second Toro Rosso of Brendon Hartley made eighth fastest while the Haas F1 duo of Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean completed the top 10.

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