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Summary

  1. Vettel on pole, Raikkonen 2nd, Bottas 3rd, Hamilton 4th
  2. Di Resta qualifies 19th after replacing unwell Massa for qualifying and race
  3. Sunday's race live on 5 live and online from 11:30 BST

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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The heat is on in Hungary

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Ferrari are well placed to head off into the summer break on a high but then Lewis Hamilton is the master of Hungary and he'll be sure to put up a fight tomorrow.

We're back with build up from 11:30 BST. See you then.

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Why have Mercedes fallen back?

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer at Hungaroring

Mercedes have been struggling for pace all weekend and were a second or so off the Ferraris in final practice.

Without his problems, Hamilton may have had the pace to be on the front row, but suspicion is that the long-wheelbase Mercedes is simply not as well suited to the tight and twisty Hungaroring as other, faster tracks.

Mercedes made progress in qualifying, and Hamilton actually set the fastest time in the second part, albeit doing two runs rather than only one like Ferrari.

Read Andrew Benson's full report here.

He's done it before in Hungary...

All hope is not lost for Lewis Hamilton because he has won the Hungarian Grand Prix from fourth on the grid before.

That was in 2009 when he took the lead after pole-sitter Fernando Alonso's Renault made an early pit stop and dominated ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

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Ferrari's rivals seem genuinely surprised by their pace in Hungary. Have they taken a significant step forward?

A win for Sebastian Vettel tomorrow will be a big boost for the German while delivering a psychological blow to his rival heading into the summer break.

"We need to keep going flat out and just keep racing," says Vettel. "That's the only way to succeed. The main thing is to enjoy it."

Fancy predicting who will come out on top tomorrow? Make your race predictions here.

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It's a front row lockout for Ferrari in Hungary for the first time since 2004.

Michael Schumacher took pole position back then ahead of team-mate Rubens Barrichello.

Schumacher then led home a Ferrari one-two in the race.

Lewis Hamilton, who finished fourth in qualifying, speaking to Sky Sports: "It hasn't been the easiest or most straightforward weekend.

"We knew Ferrari were quick, we were aware of their pace. I think we did quite well considering. You can't overtake here, it will most likely be a train unless we do something with strategy."

'Work to do'

Valtteri Bottas, who finished third in qualifying: "We have still got work to do but we'll see how we get on tomorrow.

"We are clearly not performing as we should, or as we want. It highlights we still have work to do with the car.

"It's going to be a long day but there's hard work to do."

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'A bit disappointing'

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Kimi Raikkonen, who qualified second: "It was a bit disappointing because I felt I had it quite comfortable but couldn't really finish better. It is good to get second though.

"We have been pretty happy with things. I managed to improve my car for the qualifying. So far so good, but tomorrow will be a long race."

Qualifying - the rest

11) Palmer 12) Ocon 13) Kvyat 14) Perez 15) Grosjean 16) Magnussen 17) Stroll 18) Wehrlein 19) Di Resta 20) Ericsson.

'Nothing won yet'

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Sebastian Vettel, who took the 48th pole position of his career: "The car has been incredible all day. We made a good step forward. I like this track a lot and it's been really enjoyable.

"It's a front row for us so we're looking forward to tomorrow. Nothing changed over-night. The last race wasn't great for us but that doesn't matter now. I'm very happy where we are as a team.

"The main task comes tomorrow. Nothing has been won today."

Qualifying top 10

1) Vettel 2) Raikkonen 3) Bottas 4) Hamilton 5) Verstappen 6) Ricciardo 7) Hulkenberg 8) Alonso 9) Vandoorne 10) Sainz

Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

That cheer you can hear is for Kimi Raikkonen. That is a huge comeback!

They have got a front row lock-out here at the Hungarian Grand Prix. What a sensational day for the Ferrari team.

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Brilliant by Ferrari!

Wow, simply stunning as they turn things around from a mediocre Friday to lockout the front row.

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position as Kimi Raikkonen goes second quickest.

Mercedes simply had no answer.

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Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel is fastest of all through the first two sectors...

Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

Hamilton can not do it. He is actually slower than Bottas. Sebastian Vettel is still in pole position.

Not a good lap by Lewis Hamilton! It's a 1:16.693 and he is third fastest...

It's not good for Lewis Hamilton through the first sector, not even a personal best...

"Big vibration on these tyres," reports Lewis Hamilton...

Jennie Gow

BBC Radio 5 live pit-lane reporter

Lewis Hamilton is coming out of the box now and this has to count.

Lewis Hamilton is the first to head back out onto the track. A massive couple of minutes coming up for the Briton.

Everyone is back in the pits, preparing for this crucial final run in qualifying.

Four minutes to go.

This. Is. Tense.

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Mark Gallagher

BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

It is remarkable the speed that is being achieved around this track today. You wonder can Vettel break the 16s on this next lap?

Perhaps that's a tall order but these drivers always find that extra speed.

After those first runs the top 10 looks like this:

1) Vettel 2) Bottas 3) Verstappen 4) Ricciardo 5) Raikkonen 6) Hulkenberg 7) Alonso 8) Vandoorne

No time: Hamilton and Sainz

And what of Lewis Hamilton?

He's had to ABORT his lap, running wide at Turn 4. He pits but there's no banker for the Briton. He has to nail it on his next lap.

Pressure.

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Daniel Ricciardo goes third quickest, six tenths down on Sebastian Vettel while Kimi Raikkonen is provisional P4.

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Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

That is a brilliant lap from Valtteri Bottas but it's not as brilliant as Sebastian Vettel's.

Whatever you can do, I can do better says Vettel.

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Valtteri Bottas is first out on the track and he does a 1:16.631, a fine lap, but Sebastian Vettel goes even quicker! The German does a 1:16.276, breaking the lap record once again to go quickest.

Final qualifying starts

Lewis Hamilton is one pole position away from equalling Michael Schumacher's record. Will he secure the 68th of his career today?

Time to find out.

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Reece Young: Jolyon Palmer eight tenths off his teammate and misses out on Q3 once again. The car is good. Palmer just isn't good enough.

Amit Mandalia: Great to see both McLaren’s into Q3. Disappointed that Hulkenberg has a 5 place grid penalty.

Jeremiah Kariuki: That's Lewis Hamilton pulling a rabbit trick from somewhere!

Anyone fancy trying to call who will take pole position?

This is going to be mighty close.

Both McLarens in the top 10, superb scenes. They did expect to have a better weekend here and that's proving the case.

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IN

1) Hamilton 2) Vettel 3) Verstappen 4) Raikonen 5) Bottas 6) Hulkenberg 7) Ricciardo 8) Alonso 9) Vandoorne 10 Sainz

OUT

11) Palmer 12) Ocon 13) Kvyat 14) Perez 15) Grosjean

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Lewis Hamilton finishes fastest in the second part of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

Lewis Hamilton has set the fastest time of the weekend so far! That's an electric time for him. Wow!

That will have made everyone sit up from Ferrari and take notice.

Wow! Superb lap! When he needs to, Lewis Hamilton knows how to turn it on.

The Briton storms to the top of the timesheet with a 1:16.693, absolutely nailing it through the middle sector on his way to going a tenth quicker than Sebastian Vettel.

That will make the Ferrari lads sit up and notice.

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This is much better from Lewis Hamilton. Fastest of all through the middle sector...