Hungarian GP Qualifying Winners & Losers: Lewis Hamilton Shines, Carlos Sainz flops

F1 paddock heads towards the final race weekend at Hungary before Formula 1 leaves for the summer brakes.

So, we take a look at the biggest winners and losers to emerge from the Saturday F1 event.

Winner 1
Lewis Hamilton

The reigning champion, Lewis Hamilton secured his eighth pole position at the Hungarian GP. The Briton showcased massive resilience to deny the championship leader, Verstappen from taking the pole at Hungaroring.

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Loser 1
Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz failed to qualify for Q3 after he lost the rear of his car, when the Spaniard was in the final corner during his flying lap, with the Ferrari sliding sideways across the runoff area and into the barriers.

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Loser 2
Daniel Ricciardo

Sebastian Vettel's late improvement knocked out Daniel Ricciardo, who's personal best on his final lap in the middle segment was not enough to get him through to Q3.

Winner 2
Pierre Gasly

Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly finished strong at P5 just ahead of Lando Norris. The Frenchman secured his eighth top-six start of the season. Gasly finished 11 places ahead of his teammate, Yuki Tsunoda.

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Loser 3
George Russell

George Russell failed to qualify for the Q2 for the first time this season. As the young Briton's perfect record of escaping Q1 at every race so far this season for Williams come to an end at Hungaroring.

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Loser 4
Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen can only finish P3, 0.421 seconds behind pole sitter, Lewis Hamilton. Moreover, ahead of the second and final Q3 runs, Hamilton drove very slowly down the pitlane to stop the Dutch from posting a flying lap.

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