Lewis Hamilton secured McLaren´s 150 pole, when he set a late time of 1:20.953, improving on his own best time, which already had given him pole.
But it wasn´t a walk in the park. As the clock ticked, Hamilton´s early fastest time, seemed to be well out of the reach of even the usual extremely fast drivers, and a calm and collected Hamilton was seen sitting in the garage, waiting to see what would happen in the dying seconds. And sure enough, we saw another close qualifying session, right to the end, in which Sebastian looked to be stealing pole from the Stevenage Speedster.
Vettel was fast in Sector 1, then lost very little time in Sector 2, but eventually finished P2. But out of the blue came Romain Grosjean, an expert qualifier I must say, to snatch P2 from Vettel and Grosjean must be having a great time in that Lotus these days.
Fourth placed finisher is Jenson Button, so perhaps a strong weekend for the McLaren boys, as Hungaroring is very difficult to overtake on. Starting positions is everything. Kimi Raikkonen is starting P5 ahead of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, then double positives for Williams, as Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna both made into the top tenth, while Nico Hulkenberg starts tenth.
Mark Webber is disappointed to be starting P11, ahead of Paul di Resta and Nico Rosberg, who looked to be suffering during the session. Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi represents Sauber in P14 and P15, while Jean-Eric Vergne starts ahead of Michael Schumacher in P17.
Final finishers are Daniel Ricciardo P18, from Heikki Kovalainen, Vitaly Petrov, Charles Pic, Timo Glock, Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan.