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Hamilton starts from first place, Schumacher missed qualifying

2021-07-31T14:46:32.218Z

The title fight in Formula 1 could get worse: Lewis Hamilton secured pole, Max Verstappen landed in third place. Mick Schumacher had a serious accident in training.



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Lewis Hamilton can take the World Cup lead in Hungary

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Lewis Hamilton secured his last pole position before the summer break and the 101st in his Formula 1 career.

The seven-time world champion gave World Cup leader Max Verstappen no chance in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was over four tenths of a second faster on the 4.381 kilometer Hungaroring.

Valtteri Bottas also pushed himself in front of Red Bull driver Verstappen in the second Mercedes.

For Hamilton it was the eighth pole position on the Hungaroring, on Sunday (3 p.m.) he could set the sole record for success on one track with his ninth win in Hungary.

The Englishman will start from pole for the 101st time, for the first time since the beginning of May in Spain.

Hamilton is in second place in the World Cup, eight points behind Verstappen.

If the seven-time world champion wins and Verstappen lands in third place, the world championship leadership changes.

Former world champion Sebastian Vettel, who drives the weekend with a helmet in rainbow colors as a sign of tolerance, qualified for the third qualification stage and landed in tenth place.

The Heppenheimer in the Aston Martin was better than his Canadian teammate Lance Stroll (12th).

Schumacher starts from behind

Mick Schumacher was unable to qualify after his accident in the last free practice session.

Despite the best efforts of his Haas racing team, the damaged car could not be repaired in time.

To make matters worse, the gearbox also had to be replaced.

A quarter of an hour before the end of the training session at lunchtime, Schumacher hit the tire wall with his car on the side and with force.

He immediately apologized to the team for the serious driving error.

Schumacher has to start the eleventh race of the season from the back of the field.

krä / dpa / sid

Source: spiegel

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