Red Bull continued their relentless hold on pole position as Sebastian Vettel sort of decimated the opposition and his teammate into grabbing the front place for the Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring. Mark Webber had to settle for second place on the grid with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso eight-hundredths of a second behind in third place.
This is the sixth time in this season that Red Bull have locked out the front row and its an all-Ferrari second row with Felipe Massa fourth fastest. McLaren were in danger of being overtaken as the third fastest team but Renault but Lewis Hamilton salvaged a fifth place on the grid as teammate Jenson Button could not make it out of Q2 and will start 11th. Nico Rosberg will start sixth on the grid, ahead of the two Renaults of Vitaly Petrov and Robert Kubica – the Russian out-qualifying his illustrious teammate for the first time this season. Sauber’s Pedro de la Rosa lines up ninth on the grid with Williams’ Nico Hulkenberg rounding off the top ten.
It was a commanding performance from Red Bull and while they were half-a-second faster than the Ferraris in Friday practice, the others had a hope that the gap could be closed come Saturday. But little did they know that it would only increase, with both Ferrari and McLaren in awe about the pace of the Red Bull. Hope the race start would be as exciting as in Germany and we’ have a five-way battle for the lead, with the Ferraris and the sole McLaren taking the fight to the rampaging Bulls.