Lewis Hamilton has been in top form ever since the practice session took shape on Friday at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest.
Hamilton is the top favourite to clinch the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday after taking pole position during Saturday's qualifying session. Hamilton looked in tremendous form as he clocked an impressive 1m 22.020s to start at number one position from the grid on race day.
Nico Rosberg, who will be chasing Hamilton from second position, had a best timing of 1m 22.595s.
The two Mercedes drivers have dominated the F1 circuit during the season and it will be no surprise if the Mercedes drivers are the first two to cross the chequered flag as they have done this year on a regular basis.
Lewis Hamilton is happy with his performance so far as he topped during the practice sessions as well. This will give him the confidence to win his fifth Hungarian Grand Prix and his sixth race of the year as well.
"It's been a good weekend so far, yes. I think coming here I've always had, generally, good experiences here, but loving the weather, loving the city. But also... I love the track. It feels a bit like an old go-karting circuit that we used to race on many years ago when we had super special soft tyres and super grippy, you know, and I think with the temperatures it gives us a lot of grip here," said Hamilton.
Hamilton's biggest competitor for the Hungarian Grand Prix title will be his team mate, Nico Rosberg, who has already won three races this year and three of the last five races this season. Apart from Mercedes' drivers, it is Sebastian Vettel, who has been decent in his Ferrari car.
Vettel, who will start from third position in the grid, is the only non Mercedes driver to have won a race this season after turning triumphant in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Vettel is aware of the tough task that lies ahead of him on Sunday.
After a rather disappointing practice session, Vettel was happy that he finished third quickest in qualifying and hopes for a good race on Sunday.
"I think third is the maximum we could do today, so we can very, very happy, especially with the rough start to the weekend and now obviously hoping for a good race. Who knows, on this track usually there are a lot of things happening on Sunday, so maybe we can do something against these guys, but I expect a tight race also to people behind – to the Williams and the Red Bull in particular," said Vettel.
Vettel's Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikonnen was fifth during the qualifying session and Force India's Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez, who will both start the race from 11th and 13th positions respectively in the grid on Sunday, will be eager to score some points for the team.
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Race Timing: 5:30pm IST (1pm BST, 8am ET)
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