George Russell takes first career pool at Hungarian Grand Prix | Formula 1 News

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George Russell put in a sensational final flying lap to beat Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.© UKTN

Mercedes’ George Russell claimed his first pole position when he beat the times in qualifying for Saturday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The British driver put in a sensational final flying lap to beat Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz by just 0.044 seconds to give Mercedes their first pole of the season. Charles Leclerc in the other Ferrari and Lando Norris of McLaren are in the second row for the 13th round of Sunday’s 22 race season.

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Max Verstappen, who leads the world championship with 63 points from Leclerc, was only able to finish 10th after complaining over Red Bull team radio that “nothing is working” on his car.

On a difficult day for Red Bull, Sergio Perez finished 11th.

Last year’s surprise winner Esteban Ocon, on the other hand, celebrated his fifth place, with his Alpine team-mate Fernando Alonso in sixth.

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Then Lewis Hamilton came in second Mercedes ahead of Valtteri Bottas, in an Alfa Romeo, and Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren, with a disgruntled Verstappen rounding out the top 10.

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