Alonzo claims pole at Hungarian Grand Prix

Renault Lockout at Hungaroring Qualifying

by F1Fan on July 25, 2009

After a confusing end to the third and final qualifying session of the Hungarian Grand Prix caused by the failure of the on track timing system Fenrnado Alonzo discovered that he had claimed his first pole position since 2007.

Renault not only claimed pole position after the brilliant drive by Fernando Alonso, but also the Renault engined Red Bull Racing cars of Vettel and Weber claimed tsecond and third spots locking out the top three grid positions.

While Lewis Hamilton showed greatly improved pace he could manage no better than fourth for Mclaren just ahead of Rosbergs Williams and his team mate Kovalainen.

Having a good qualifying position is key for the Hungarian Grand Prix as the Hungaroring is an extremely hard circuit to pass on, however Second row on the Grid is not bad for Hamilton as his car is equipped with KERS which will give him a big advantage at the start during the long run down the straight to the first corner.

Kovalainen is right behind Lewis on the third row and the Ferrari of Raikkenon the only other Team to be using KERS is on the fourth row.

So the race may well be won at the first corner if the Mclarens or Ferrari manage to get by Alonso, Vettel and Weber the KERS equipped cars will be very hard to pass.

Hungarian Grand Prix Grid Position

Grid PositionDriver/TeamGrid PositionDriver/Team
1Alonso/Renault2Vettel/Redbull Racing
3Webber/Redbull Racing4Hamilton/McLaren
5Rosberg/Williams6Kovalainen/McLaren
7Raikkonen/Ferrari8Button/Brawn GP
9Nakajima/Williams10Massa/Ferrari
11Buemi/Toro Rosso12Trulli/Toyota
13Barrichello/Brawn GP14Glock/Toyota
15Piquet/Renault16Heidfeld/BMW Sauber
17Fisichella/Force India18SutilForce India
19Kubica/BMW Sauber20Alguersuari/Toro Rosso
July 25th, 2009
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