Max Verstappen is in pole position for the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix, holding off the Mercedes’ of Bottas and Hamilton who start second and third.
Last week, Max Verstappen won the German Grand Prix in a stunning, mature drive in ridiculously challenging conditions as Mercedes collapsed in to chaos around him.
A week later and the F1 Circus has rocked up in Hungary for the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix, and Verstappen is showing more of the same form, grabbing pole position for tomorrow’s race.
Thus far Mercedes hasn’t had a raging case of the jitters, as they did last week, but Vertsppan’s performance in qualifying has put him ahead of the Mercedes of Bottas and Hamilton, who will start in second and third respectively.
Behind Verstappen and the two Mercedes in tomorrow’s race will be the Ferraris of Leclerc and Vettel – in that order – with Pierre Gasly taking sixth spot and making the front three rows Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari.
Behind the top three teams it’s nice and neat on row four too too, with the McLarens of Norris and Sainz in seventh and eighth, followed by Grosjean in the Haas in ninth and Raikkonen in the Alfa Romeo in tenth.
And for a change, only one Williams is at the back (Kubica) as Brit George Russell manages a 16th place on the grid. And does his chances of replacing Bottas at Mercedes next year no harm at all.