Hamilton recorded the 101st pole of his F1 career, beating Bottas by 0.315 seconds in qualifying Q3, while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen lagged behind in the final segment of qualifying to manage only third place.
During preparation for the final rounds of the pole-position shootout, Hamilton was seen slowly on his warm-up lap directly ahead of Verstappen, but refuted any use of “tactics” to delay rivals.
Perez missed his last lap in Q3 due to a delay at the back of the train, but still won fourth place on the grid, as Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri continued to impress with fifth place ahead of Lando Norris of McLaren and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari.
Esteban Ocon edged out his Alpine teammate Fernando Alonso for eighth place while Sebastian Vettel completed the top 10 for Aston Martin.
It was another tough qualifying for Daniel Ricciardo in the McLaren, placing 11th as he missed Q3 by just 0.077 seconds, while Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr crashed in Q2 after being overtaken by a gust of wind. in the last corner.
Mick Schumacher completely missed qualifying after his Haas F1 car was not repaired in time due to its poor performance in final testing. The German driver will start from last place for the Hungarian GP.
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21 and Nikita Mazepin, Haas VF-21
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When is the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix?
Dated: Sunday 1 August 2021
Start time: 2:00 p.m. BST, 3:00 p.m. local time
Round 11 of the 2021 F1 season, the Hungarian GP at the Hungaroring, will start at 3:00 p.m. local time (2:00 p.m. BST) on Sunday August 1.
How to watch the Hungarian GP?
In the UK, Sky Sports will broadcast the Hungarian GP live, with the race being broadcast live on Sky Sports F1.
Sky Sports F1 pre-race coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. BST before the start of the race at 2:00 p.m. BST.
• Channel: Sky Sports F1
• Start time: 1:30 p.m. BST
Autosport will broadcast live text coverage of the Hungarian GP here.
When can I watch the highlights of the Hungarian GP?
In the UK, Channel 4 also broadcasts highlights from the Hungarian GP at 6.30pm BST on Sunday. The full program will last two and a half hours, covering the pre-race, race highlights and initial post-race reaction to wrap up the main talking points of the race weekend.
Throughout the 2021 F1 season, Channel 4 will broadcast highlights from each qualifying and race on the Saturday and Sunday of each event. Highlights will also be available on Channel 4’s on-demand catch-up services.
· Channel: Channel 4
· Start time: 6.30 p.m. BST
Dutch fans fill the stands to support Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
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Will the Hungarian GP be on the radio?
Live radio coverage of every training, qualifying and race for the 2021 F1 season will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra stations and via the BBC Sport website.
Coverage of the Hungarian GP will begin at 2:00 p.m. BST on the BBC Sport website, available online, as well as on the BBC Sounds app.
Weather forecast for the Hungarian GP?
The current weather forecast calls for hot and sunny conditions in Budapest, with a minimal likelihood of rain before and during the race. The temperature is expected to be 33 degrees Celsius for the start of the race, about five degrees warmer than the British GP.
How many laps does the Hungarian GP have?
The race is expected to cover 70 laps of the Hungaroring, covering a total distance of 306,630 km.