Hamilton grabs pole position in McLaren one-two

Other News Materials 2 August 2008 18:11 (UTC +04:00)

McLaren-Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton grabbed pole position Saturday ahead of team-mate Heikki Kovalainen for Sunday's Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix, the dpa reported.

The 23-year-old Briton set a best time of 1 minute 20.899 seconds, 0.242 seconds ahead of Finland's Kovalainen for his 10th pole position in what will be his 28th Grand Prix race.

Ferrari rivals Felipe Massa of Brazil and Kimi Raikkonen of Finland were left trailing in third and sixth positions respectively.

Fourth was Robert Kubica of Poland in a BMW Sauber, with Timo Glock of Germany in a Toyota fifth ahead of defending world champion Raikkonen.

Hamilton, who leads the drivers' championship, is seeking a third successive Grand Prix victory in Sunday's race at the 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit.

He heads the drivers' standings with 58 points after 10 of 18 races. Massa lies second on 54, followed by Raikkonen on 51.