Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton on his way to pole position

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has qualified on pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton set a new track record as he roared to his 90th Formula One career pole.

The six-time world champion pulled out another of his magical laps to see off Bottas by 0.107 seconds as the all-conquering Mercedes team locked out the front row for the third time in as many grands prix.

Stroll qualified third ahead of Racing Point team-mate Perez with the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc fifth and sixth. Red Bull's Verstappen was only seventh.

"I have to pinch myself," said Hamilton. "It doesn't register.

"It is quite humbling because I work with an incredible group of people.

"Valtteri doesn't make it easy for me so it requires absolute perfection when it comes to doing the laps and qualifying is one of the things I enjoy the most.

"The lap was nicely hooked up today. Nothing is a given here. I have got to deliver on the start tomorrow."

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