Russell nabs 1st career pole in Hungary

Budapest, Jul 30 (EFE).- Mercedes driver George Russell took pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix during qualifying on Saturday.

The Briton will start ahead of Ferrari teammates Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc after pipping the Spaniard to P1 at the Hungaroring. It is the first pole start for the Mercedes driver.

McLaren’s Lando Norris secured a P4 start ahead of the Alpines of Esteban Ocon and Fernando Lewis.

Russel’s teammate and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will start from P7 ahead of Valtteri Bottas in the Alfa Romeo and Daniel Ricciardo in the other McLaren.

Current Formula One leader and defending champion Max Verstappen dropped to P10 with power issues. His Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez failed to make the top-10 and will start from P11. EFE


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