‘Absolute perfection’ as Hamilton claims 90th pole

It was his seventh pole at the Hungaroring, a drawing him level with Schumacher, but he needed to set a track record to hold off teammate and standings leader Valtteri Bottas in final qualifying.Hamilton lapped one of his favorite circuits in one minute 13.447 seconds, with Finn Bottas 0.107 seconds adrift on another day of total domination for the 'Black Arrows' team.They qualified nearly a second faster than the Racing Point duo of Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez, who will occupy the second row for Sunday's race.Hamilton, who won the Styrian Grand Prix in Austria last weekend, will be a heavy favorite for victory which would be his eighth at the Hungaroring to equal another Schumacher F1 record for wins at the same track, the German's coming in the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours.READ: Lewis Hamilton, Formula One's voice and conscience"I have to pinch myself," said Hamilton. "It doesn't register. It is quite humbling."Valtteri doesn't make it easy for me so it requires absolute perfection when it comes to doing the laps and qualifying is one of the things I enjoy the most."The lap was nicely hooked up today. Nothing is a given here. I have got to deliver on the start tomorrow," added the British star.Bottas, who claimed the opening race of the Covid-19 delayed season, with Hamilton back in fourth after a penalty, knows his best chance of causing an upset will come at the start on Sunday."It'll be a drag race between us into Turn 1, I can't wait for that," he said.The vastly improved performance oRead More – Source




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