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Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

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  1. The heat is on in Hungary


    Ferrari are well placed to head off into the summer break on a high but then Lewis Hamilton is the master of Hungary and he'll be sure to put up a fight tomorrow.

    We're back with build up from 11:30 BST. See you then.

  2. Why have Mercedes fallen back?

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer at Hungaroring

    Mercedes have been struggling for pace all weekend and were a second or so off the Ferraris in final practice.

    Without his problems, Hamilton may have had the pace to be on the front row, but suspicion is that the long-wheelbase Mercedes is simply not as well suited to the tight and twisty Hungaroring as other, faster tracks.

    Mercedes made progress in qualifying, and Hamilton actually set the fastest time in the second part, albeit doing two runs rather than only one like Ferrari.

    Read Andrew Benson's full report here.

  3. He's done it before in Hungary...

    All hope is not lost for Lewis Hamilton because he has won the Hungarian Grand Prix from fourth on the grid before.

    That was in 2009 when he took the lead after pole-sitter Fernando Alonso's Renault made an early pit stop and dominated ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

  4. Post update

    Ferrari's rivals seem genuinely surprised by their pace in Hungary. Have they taken a significant step forward?

    A win for Sebastian Vettel tomorrow will be a big boost for the German while delivering a psychological blow to his rival heading into the summer break.

    "We need to keep going flat out and just keep racing," says Vettel. "That's the only way to succeed. The main thing is to enjoy it."

    Fancy predicting who will come out on top tomorrow? Make your race predictions here.

  5. Post update


    It's a front row lockout for Ferrari in Hungary for the first time since 2004.

    Michael Schumacher took pole position back then ahead of team-mate Rubens Barrichello.

    Schumacher then led home a Ferrari one-two in the race.

  6. Post update

    Lewis Hamilton, who finished fourth in qualifying, speaking to Sky Sports: "It hasn't been the easiest or most straightforward weekend.

    "We knew Ferrari were quick, we were aware of their pace. I think we did quite well considering. You can't overtake here, it will most likely be a train unless we do something with strategy."

  7. 'Work to do'

    Valtteri Bottas, who finished third in qualifying: "We have still got work to do but we'll see how we get on tomorrow.

    "We are clearly not performing as we should, or as we want. It highlights we still have work to do with the car.

    "It's going to be a long day but there's hard work to do."

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  8. 'A bit disappointing'


    Kimi Raikkonen, who qualified second: "It was a bit disappointing because I felt I had it quite comfortable but couldn't really finish better. It is good to get second though.

    "We have been pretty happy with things. I managed to improve my car for the qualifying. So far so good, but tomorrow will be a long race."

  9. Qualifying - the rest

    11) Palmer 12) Ocon 13) Kvyat 14) Perez 15) Grosjean 16) Magnussen 17) Stroll 18) Wehrlein 19) Di Resta 20) Ericsson.

  10. 'Nothing won yet'


    Sebastian Vettel, who took the 48th pole position of his career: "The car has been incredible all day. We made a good step forward. I like this track a lot and it's been really enjoyable.

    "It's a front row for us so we're looking forward to tomorrow. Nothing changed over-night. The last race wasn't great for us but that doesn't matter now. I'm very happy where we are as a team.

    "The main task comes tomorrow. Nothing has been won today."

  11. Qualifying top 10

    1) Vettel 2) Raikkonen 3) Bottas 4) Hamilton 5) Verstappen 6) Ricciardo 7) Hulkenberg 8) Alonso 9) Vandoorne 10) Sainz

  12. Post update

    Tom Clarkson

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    That cheer you can hear is for Kimi Raikkonen. That is a huge comeback!

    They have got a front row lock-out here at the Hungarian Grand Prix. What a sensational day for the Ferrari team.

    Kimi Raikkonen
  13. Post update

    Brilliant by Ferrari!

    Wow, simply stunning as they turn things around from a mediocre Friday to lockout the front row.

    Sebastian Vettel takes pole position as Kimi Raikkonen goes second quickest.

    Mercedes simply had no answer.

  14. Chequered flag

    Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

    Sebastian Vettel
  15. Post update

    Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel is fastest of all through the first two sectors...

  16. Post update

    Tom Clarkson

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Hamilton can not do it. He is actually slower than Bottas. Sebastian Vettel is still in pole position.

  17. Post update

    Not a good lap by Lewis Hamilton! It's a 1:16.693 and he is third fastest...

  18. Post update

    It's not good for Lewis Hamilton through the first sector, not even a personal best...