Sebastian Vettel described the lap with which Lewis Hamilton secured the best starting position for the Hungarian GP as exceptional. The Red Bull racer looked like he would easily win pole position, as his fastest lap was eight tenths of a second faster than the others. But Hamilton’s lap was another 0.038 seconds better and the Mercedes racer won a fourth pole this season.
“In the end, I’m completely happy with my lap, but it wasn’t fast enough,” Vettel explained. “Lewis drove an outstanding lap compared to Nico Rosberg. You have to be honest and admit it. My circle didn’t miss much. I was happy with both quick laps, only that in the second I might have lost a little bit in the middle sector. This one is full of twists and turns where I may not have attacked enough. But it’s silly to speculate now about what we should do.
I’d like to be a little faster to be on the pole, but we’re in a good position anyway. We have a good race car and we expect to be very fast in the race, ”added the current world champion.