F1 Hungarian Grand Prix: Vettel Takes Fourth Successive Pole

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Published: 18:36 31/07/2010

Bookmakers are offering free bets to new customers on the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in Budapest on Sunday. Red Bull once again dominated qualifying with Sebastian Vettel taking pole position at the front of the grid alongside team mate Mark Webber who will line up from Position 2. Ferrari claimed the second row with Fernando Alonso, who lapped over a second slower than Vettel, comfortably taking third position on the grid ahead of Felipe Massa. The Hungaroring offers few overtaking opportunities and the long run to the first corner could once again determine the outcome of the race. Vettel has lost out at the first turn in his two previous races, but on the clean side of the track will expect to get round first and avoid a repeat of previous lost opportunities. The bookmakers are convinced he will get it right tomorrow and Sporting Bet offer odds of 8/13 he’ll take the laurels. Alonso is driving fast and will use all of his experience to force the young German into a mistake; Ladbrokes offer odds of 7/1 for an Alonso victory tomorrow. Lewis Hamilton was delighted with his McLaren in gaining fifth spot and is joined on the third row by Nico Rosberg in his Merecedes who was sixth fastest. Hamilton feels he can get into the race tomorrow with a good start, he said: “…all things considered, it’s a good place for us to be starting from tomorrow: it’s on the clean side of the track, which is a positive, and it’s a long haul down to Turn One.” Reigning World champion Jensen Button was putting a brave face on his failure to get beyond second qualifying and settles for eleventh place. His car suffered for balance after the tyre switch for Q2 - leaving him further back on the grid than expected. Button said: “I’ve got two new sets of tyres. So we can do a lot from 11th – and I’ll do my very best to pick up some valuable world championship points from here.”

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