Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton edges Sebastian Vettel to pole

Hamilton pulled out a best lap of 1min 19.388sec with Vettel timing 1.19.426. Frenchman Romain Grosjean in a Lotus was third fastest to take his place on the second row of the grid.

updated: July 27, 2013 19:50 IST
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Budapest: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the fourth time this season after setting the fastest time in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.

The British driver sounded stunned when his team announced over the race radio that he had beaten three-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel right at the end of the session.

"I'm really surprised," said Hamilton, who is looking for his first race win of the season. "We've got a steep hill to climb tomorrow with these tires and these conditions."

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