After sandbagging on Friday, Lewis Hamilton turned it on and set the fastest time in the final practice for the Hungarian GP.
–by Mark Cipolloni–
Teammate George Russell sat on pole here last year, and Hamilton is looking strong for the Black/Silver Arrows once again with a lap of 1m17.811s in his #44 Mercedes.
Last year’s Hungarian GP winner Max Verstappen was 0.250s behind in his #1 Red Bull Honda and just ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez in third.
Nico Hulkenberg was a sensational 4th for Hass, and Lando Norris might be the favorite for pole in 5th.
Norris set his fast time on the medium tires and was just 0.271s behind in his #4 McLaren.
Final Practice Results
|1||Lewis Hamilton||GBR||Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team||1m17.811s|
|2||Max Verstappen||NED||Oracle Red Bull Racing||1m18.061s|
|3||Sergio Perez||MEX||Oracle Bull Racing||1m18.067s|
|4||Nico Hulkenberg||GER||MoneyGram Haas F1 Team||1m18.077s|
|5||Lando Norris||GBR||McLaren F1 Team||1m18.082s|
|6||George Russell||GBR||Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team||1m18.119s|
|7||Charles Leclerc||MON||Scuderia Ferrari||1m18.190s|
|8||Carlos Sainz Jr.||ESP||Scuderia Ferrari||1m18.234s|
|9||Fernando Alonso||ESP||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant||1m18.350s|
|10||Valtteri Bottas||FIN||Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake||1m18.489s|
|11||Lance Stroll||CAN||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant||1m18.536s|
|12||Zhou Guanyu||CHN||Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake||1m18.544s|
|13||Alex Albon||THA||Williams Racing||1m18.592s|
|14||Oscar Piastri||AUS||McLaren F1 Team||1m18.598s|
|15||Kevin Magnussen||DEN||MoneyGram Haas F1 Team||1m18.649s|
|16||Pierre Gasly||FRA||BWT Alpine F1 Team||1m18.776s|
|17||Logan Sargeant||USA||Williams Racing||1m18.814s|
|18||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||Scuderia AlphaTauri||1m18.828s|
|19||Esteban Ocon||FRA||BWT Alpine F1 Team||1m18.979s|
|20||Yuki Tsunoda||JPN||Scuderia AlphaTauri||1m19.156s|