Both Williams drivers would take to the track very early for their first
runs in qualifying for the 2019 Hungarian GP. The first time would be a
1m:18.688 but George would go ahead with a 1m:18.143. The second Williams
would be third but both would drop down the order as others went faster.
Raikkonen was now quickest with a 1m:17.131 followed by Kvyat and Albon.
Giovinazzi was fourth followed by George. Vettel would set a 1m16.581 but
Leclerc would go ahead with a 1m:16.337. Both Williams were back out for
second runs. Bottas and Hamilton were second and third while Verstappen
would go fastest with a 1m:15.817 to be ahead of Leclerc.
Leclerc would have a spin at the final corner making contact with the
barrier doing damage to the rear of the car. As the opening period came to a
close the order was Verstappen followed by Bottas, Leclerc, Hamilton,
Vettel, Norris, Gasly, Grosjean, Raikkonen and Hulkenberg tenth. Neither
Williams would make it through to the second period but for the first time
George would finish very close to the cut off ending the period in 16th.
Unfortunately Robert would be last in the times.
The second period would see the top five Hamilton, Verstappen, Bottas,
Leclerc, and Vettel all setting their times on the medium tyre. Hamilton had
set a 1m:15.548. Gasly in 7th was also on the medium while Norris in sixth
was on the soft. Eighth was Grosjean was also on the soft followed by
Hulkenberg and Sainz. With their second runs the top three Hamilton,
Verstappen, and Bottas would use the time to practice runs on the soft tyre.
The top ten would end up being Hamilton, Verstappen, Bottas, Leclerc,
Vettel, Norris, Sainz, Grosjean, Gasly and Raikkonen tenth.
The first runs in the final period of qualifying would see Verstappen set a
1m:14.958 to be quickest from Bottas, Hamilton, Vettel, Leclerc, Gasly,
Norris, Sainz, Raikkonen and Grosjean in tenth. The second runs would see
Verstappen retain his pole position with an improved lap of 1m:14.572.
Second would be Bottas, Hamilton, Leclerc, Vettel, Gasly, Norris, Sainz,
Grosjean and Raikkonen tenth. For the ROKiT Williams Team they would finish
in 16th and 20th. It was sch a great result to see George so close to making
it into the second period but still disappointing to see Robert so far off
the pace. Staring from the back of the grid is going to make Sunday's race a
difficult one but if both drivers can get good starts you never know what
the results may be.