Hungarian Grand Prix, F1 live: latest news and updates as George Russell starts from pole


Yyesterday was a fantastic, exciting day at the Hungaroring. It had rained earlier in the day, but despite the lack of wet riding, the end result was indeed a confused grid. George Russell was great, mastering the track to take his first pole position and his Mercedes team’s first pole since the 2021 season. This is a track that has had many first wins in Formula 1 – Damon Hill, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Heikki Kovalainen and Esteban Ocon. Can Russell make his start and get his first win here too?

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After his pole on Saturday, Briton Russell said he wouldn’t think too far ahead.

“We take every day at once and don’t get carried away with yourself and you just focus step by step,” he said. Mercedes concern would have been better in race trim than qualifying trim, but maybe this weekend will go against that trend.

“We know we have a relatively faster race car than a qualifying car. If that is the case again this weekend I will be very shocked because I think we absolutely nailed 100 per cent today and got every last millisecond out.”

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