Lewis Hamilton - Everything came together to secure Hungary pole

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Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, who were running in second and third place, respectively, when Vettel crashed, finished the race in second and third, as they came into the pits during the safety auto period while Hamilton, who was running in fourth when Vettel crashed, stayed out on the track to inherit the race lead before going on to win. "The heavens opened and it was fair game".

"It's great for the team to have a one-two".

The Australian driver is aiming to go one better in qualifying after recording the third fastest lap in second practice.

"As we expected, the Ferraris and the Red Bulls were quite quick and had a little bit more pace than us, so we've got some work to do tonight", Hamilton said.

"It's so tricky out there, at the beginning it was dry and then it got wetter so it was hard to say how much grip we had".

Hamilton, who just retook the lead in the drivers standings over Ferrari's four-time Formula 1 champion, Sebastian Vettel, claimed that he believes Ferrari, which just lost the lead of the constructor standings over Mercedes, have an advantage over Mercedes.

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Ricciardo put that down to bad luck, but he knows he'll need to rely on more than just luck to recover into the significant points-paying positions on Sunday.

Referring to the Mercedes driver's alleged biblical conduct at the Hockenheim, Villeneuve said: "The way [Hamilton] knelt next to his vehicle after having his problem in qualifying looked like the suffering of Christ". I think in hindsight we should have gone on the ultra and just be safe.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the session, team boss Toto Wolff echoed Hamilton's sentiments.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was caught out when heavy rain fell at the start of Q2 and failed to reach the shootout while Max Verstappen was just seventh behind Renault's Carlos Sainz and Pierre Gasly of Toro Rosso.

The Briton, who has won five times in Hungary but never in a championship year, suffered a big slide into the chicane on the dusty asphalt.