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Lewis Hamilton of McLaren secured the pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix, ahead of Romain Grosjean of Lotus and Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull.
Hamilton set a pace of 1 minute 20.953 seconds in the qualifying session Saturday, .413 seconds better than Grosjean, who achieved his first front-row start of the season.
World championship leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari was sixth, behind McLaren's Jenson Button and fifth-place Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen.
Alonso has 154 points after 10 of 20 races, 34 ahead of Mark Webber, who will start only from the 11th place on the grid on Sunday. Vettel is 44 behind the Ferrari driver.
The race Sunday at the Hungaroring leads into a monthlong summer break before the Belgian Grand Prix on Sept. 2.
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Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, prolonging McLaren's dominance on the slow and winding Hungaroring circuit.
Hamilton completed Sunday's race in 1 hour, 41 minutes, 5.503 seconds - more than a second ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen. Romain Grosjean, also of Lotus, was third. It was McLaren's sixth win here in eight years.
Lewis Hamilton of McLaren will start from pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix after winning the qualifying session ahead of Romain Grosjean and world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Hamilton clocked 1 minute 20.953 seconds Saturday to put .413 seconds between himself and Lotus driver Grosjean, who achieved his first front-row start of the season for the race Sunday.
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