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Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Red Bull Obliterate Competition

by F1Fan on July 31, 2010

Qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix today was all about Red Bull Racing.

Wether the teams new front wing design is flexible or not, no one can doubt that the Red Bull Racing RB6 is in a class all by itself, as is their driver Sebastian Vettel who put in the fastest lap of the day to claim Pole Position.

Vettel’s was the only driver to break the 1:19 barrier setting a Pole position qualifying time of 1:18.773 over 4 tenths of a second fastest than his only real competition his team mate Mark Webber.

The Ferrari’s of Alonso and Massa were the best of the rest claiming the second row on the grid but were 1.2 seconds slower than Vettels pace a massive difference in Formula One times where grid positions are often determined by less a few hundredths of a second.

Hungarian Grand Prix Grid Position

Grid PositionDriver/TeamGrid PositionDriver/Team
1Vettel/Red Bull Racing2Webber/Red Bull Racing
3Alonso/Ferrari
4Massa/Ferrari
5Hamilton/McLaren6Rosberg/Mercedes GP
7Petrov/Renault F18Kubica/Renault F1
9De La Rosa/BMW Sauber F110Hulkenberg/Williams F1
11Button/McLaren12Barrichello/Williams F1
13Sutil/Force India14Schumacher/Mercedes GP
15Buemi/Toro Rosso16Liuzzi/Force India
17Alguersuari/Toro Rosso18Kobayashi/BMW Sauber F1
19Glock/Virgin Racing20Kovalainen/Lotus Racing
21Trulli/Lotus Racing22Di Grassi/Virgin Racing
23Senna/HRT F1 Team24Yamamoto/HRT F1 Team
July 31, 2010
2010 F1 Season, Round 12, Hungaroring Circuit

So for the race tomorrow it looks like Red Bull should have the Hungarian Grand Prix locked up, McLaren have been struggling all weekend with Button not even making it into Q3 finishing 11th on the grid. But Red Bull have been in this position before and either through reliability issues, poor starts or the team mates taking one another out of the race locking up the front row of the grid has not always translated to race winning results.

Lets hope tomorrow Vettel and Webber get it right, the Hungaroring circuit is a notoriously hard circuit to pass on so the race results will depend greatly on who makes it cleanly through the first corner which will be the major overtaking opportunity of the race.

Dont forget, the race is being broadcast live in the US on the Speed channel this weekend, so make sure you set your alarms or DVR’s. Click Here to find actual Broadcast Times.

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