2022 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying FACTS & STATS: Hamilton and Verstappen both start outside top 6 for first time since 2018 after Hungarian qualifying

George Russell took his first pole position in a frenetic qualifying session at the Hungaroring which saw many shocks. Red Bull couldn’t fix a late power issue for Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton suffered from a DRS issue, while although the Ferrari drivers clocked clean laps they simply couldn’t compete with the Russell’s rhythm. Here are all the best facts and stats from Hungary…

  • George Russell is the 105th driver to take a pole in the World Championship and the third new poleman of 2022 after Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz.

  • Russell’s pole was his team’s eighth in Hungary, which ties McLaren and Ferrari for the Hungaroring record.

  • Sainz has outclassed Charles Leclerc for only the third time this season.

  • Leclerc has never won a race outside the front row.

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  • Lando Norris finished fourth, which tied his and McLaren’s best start to the season.

  • Norris’ starting slot is also McLaren’s best in Hungary since 2012, when Lewis Hamilton was on pole and Jenson Button fourth.

  • Esteban Ocon was fifth, three places higher than he qualified when he won this race last season.

  • It also equalizes the Frenchman’s best qualification of the season.

  • Fernando Alonso finished sixth, the first time both Alpine cars have qualified in the top six in 2022.

  • Hamilton finished seventh, meaning neither he nor Max Verstappen is in the top six on a grid for the first time since the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix, where they both picked up grid penalties.

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  • Valtteri Bottas finished eighth, ending a streak of six straight Q2 eliminations.

  • Daniel Ricciardo finished ninth, in his first Q3 appearance at the Hungaroring since 2017.

  • It was the first time both McLarens had reached Q3 since Imola.

  • Yuki Tsunoda starts 16th, having also dropped in Q1 in 2021 and also started P16.

  • Sebastian Vettel failed to reach Q3 in Hungary for the first time since 2008.

  • The German was only 0.069 seconds away from entering Q2.

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  • Pierre Gasly suffered his second straight Q1 elimination, on his fifth Q1 outing of the season. He never started outside the top 10 in Hungary.

  • Nicholas Latifi was the slowest qualifier for the second straight weekend, having topped the timing sheets in FP3.