Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton: “It’s been a good weekend so far”

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Lewis Hamilton continued his good form at the Hungaroring by taking pole position on Saturday, having already finished quickest in all three of the practice sessions at the Hungarian Grand Prix venue.

Hamilton also topped all three phases of qualifying to take his ninth pole position in ten races in 2015, and thanked his Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team for providing him with such a good car to be able to continually take top spot.

“It’s been a good weekend so far,” insisted Hamilton. “I’ve generally had really good experiences here. I love the city, love the weather, love the track.

“It’s such a great track to drive – grippy in these conditions and you really can throw the car around like a go-kart. It’s great to be on pole – but me and Nico [Rosberg] wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the fantastic work done by the team to give us this car. A big thanks to all of them.”

Hamilton understands that the race on Sunday is the important part of the weekend, and knows anything can happen, especially on the run down to the first corner, but hopes to be able to convert the pole into his sixth victory of the season.

“The work isn’t done on a Saturday, of course,” added Hamilton. “It’s been a great start – in fact I can’t remember having such a strong performance all the way through. But anything can happen on that run down to turn one and through the race.

“I’m feeling confident in myself, confident in the car and confident in Mercedes, so let’s see how it goes.”

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