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F1 starting grid: Lewis Hamilton captures pole in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix

Formula One racing is headed to Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix. We’ll update qualifying until we’ve got the full racing grid is set at the Hungaroring.

A general view of the pitlane during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 30, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images

Q3 results: Lewis Hamilton gained pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix after finishing first at qualifying. This is the first time Hamilton has earned pole position this season, and the first time since the Monaco Grand Prix in May that Max Verstappen has missed out on pole position.

Verstappen finished second, and the rest of the top-10 grid will be filled out as follows: Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri, Zhou Guanyu, Charles Leclerc, Valtteri Bottas, Fernando Alonso, Sergo Perez, and Nico Hulkenberg.

Q2 results: Carlos Sainz, Esteban Ocon, Daniel Ricciardo, Lance Stroll, and Pierre Gasly finished with the slowest times and will start in spots P11-15 on Sunday.

Q1 results: Alexander Albon, Yuki Tsunoda, George Russell, Kevin Magnussen, and Logan Sargeant finished with the slowest times, and will start in spots P16-20 on Sunday.

Formula One racing has arrived in Mogyoród this weekend for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday at the Hungaroring, getting underway at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN and at WatchESPN.

The day prior to the race at 10 a.m. ET on ESPN, the 20 drivers will compete in qualifying as each attempts to secure pole position for the race. Max Verstappen will likely secure another pole position, so in reality, qualifying is more about just an improved spot in the starting grid behind the pole.

F1 qualifying is broken into three stages. Q1 runs 18 minutes, Q2 runs 15 minutes, and Q3 runs 12 minutes. Each of the first two stages results in the five slowest drivers getting dropped and slotted into P11-20. The final stage will feature the ten remaining drivers competing for the pole and the rest of P2-10.

This weekend’s qualifying features a twist on tyre usage as F1 attempts to improve its environmental sustainability. If the track conditions are dry, the drivers will only have access to 11 tyres instead of 13, and they will be limited as to the compounds they use in each round of qualifying. In Q1, they’ll have to use the hard compound, in Q2 they’ll have to use the medium compound, and in Q3 they’ll have to use the soft compound. If track conditions are wet, there will be no such restrictions.

Max Verstappen is again a sizable favorite to win Sunday’s race with -300 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. His teammate Sergio Pérez follows at +1200, and Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc are each +1400.

Here is the full entry list for the Hungarian Grand Prix as qualifying gets underway. We’ll provide updates with each driver’s time and how the starting lineup settles.

2023 Hungarian Grand Prix entry list

Pos Driver No.
Pos Driver No.
1 Max Verstappen 1
2 Logan Sargeant 2
3 Daniel Ricciardo 3
4 Lando Norris 4
5 Pierre Gasly 10
6 Sergio Perez 11
7 Fernando Alonso 14
8 Charles Leclerc 16
9 Lance Stroll 18
10 Kevin Magnussen 20
11 Yuki Tsunoda 22
12 Alexander Albon 23
13 Zhou Guanyu 24
14 Nico Hulkenberg 27
15 Esteban Ocon 31
16 Lewis Hamilton 44
17 Carlos Sainz 55
18 George Russell 63
19 Valtteri Bottas 77
20 Oscar Piastri 81