- Hamilton leads Bottas in dominant front row lockout for Mercedes
- Racing Point’s Lance Stroll 3rd ahead of team mate Perez
Lewis Hamilton beat team mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position as reigning champions Mercedes secured a dominant front row lock out in Saturday’s qualifying for the Hungarian GP.
The Briton roared around the Hungaroring in a record time of 1min 13.447secs, 0.107 secs quicker than Bottas. He was a whopping 0.930 seconds faster than Lance Stroll and Mexican Sergio Perez, who completed a second row lockout for Racing Point, matching the team’s display in a wet qualifying for the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix.
Racing Point, whose car has been dubbed the ‘Pink Mercedes’ for its resemblance to the German marque’s 2019 championship-winning challenger and drawn an official protest from midfield rival Renault, were nevertheless in something of a league…