F1: Hamilton Claims Ninth Pole of 2015 in Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – official series release — Mercedes photo —

Lewis Hamilton made it a clean sweep of practice and qualifying sessions by taking a comfortable pole position in for the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday at the Hungaroring.

It’s Hamilton’s fifth Budapest pole and his ninth pole in 10 races races this season.  Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will join him on the front row.

“It’s been a good weekend so far,” said Hamilton. “I’ve generally had really good experiences here. I love the city, love the weather, love the track. It’s such a great track to drive – grippy in these conditions and you really can throw the car around like a go-kart. It’s great to be on pole – but me and Nico wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the fantastic work done by the team to give us this car. A big thanks to all of them.

“It’s been a great start – in fact I can’t remember having such a strong performance all the way through. But anything can happen on that run down to turn one and through the race. I’m feeling confident in myself, confident in the car and confident in Mercedes, so let’s see how it goes,” said Hamilton.

Behind the Silver Arrows, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel edged Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo for third on the grid, with Kimi Raikkonen fifth in the second Ferrari. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas completed the top six.

Daniil Kvyat, Felipe Massa, Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean completed the top 10 in qualifying.

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