Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying results as Max Verstappen clinches pole

Max Verstappen finally delivered the first pole position of his career after putting his Red Bull on the front of the grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Dutchman, who has won two of the last three races, produced a stunning lap and will now go into Sunday's showdown with the momentum.

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas will line up behind Verstappen in second while Lewis Hamilton, the world championship leader, had to settle for third at a track where he has secure six poles.

Ferrari have looked off the pace all weekend and they were unable to match their rivals on Saturday, with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel lining up in fourth and fifth respectively ahead of Verstappen's team-mate Pierre Gasly.

Verstappen said: "It's incredible. This one was still missing, and you know it's always going to be hard in qualifying but we managed to do it . The car was flying and it was incredible.

"There's still a race to do, and that's the most important thing. But it's nice for the team."

His Red Bull boss Christian Horner added: "The margins are so tight round here but Max was on fire this afternoon. In pretty much every section of the qualifying."

Among the absentees from the top-ten shootout were Renault's Nico Hulkenberg and Haas' Kevin Magnussen, both of whom were knocked out in the second session.


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