Hamilton beats the elements to seize pole in wet Hungary

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9 on track during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 28, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9 on track during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 28, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.
Image: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Formula One world championship leader Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday after a qualifying session with thunder, lightning and plumes of spray.

The Briton’s Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas will line up alongside on the front row of the starting grid with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel behind them.

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