Nico Rosberg gets the Hungarian pole as Lewis Hamilton caches fire.

The Briton suffered a major blow to his title chances when his car caught fire early in qualifying at the Hungarian GP.

The Mercedes driver didn’t have a time set when he tried to came into the pits with the back of his car in flames and will start from the back of the grid once more.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel will start second ahead of Williams’ Valtteri Bottas followed by the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso will complete the top five for Ferrari.


Pos.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.06 – Germany Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:22.71520
02.01Germany Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:23.20116
03.77 – Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:23.35419
04.03Australia Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:23.39118
05.14 Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:23.90917
06.19 – Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:24.22319
07.22 – United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:24.29421
08.25 – France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:24.72019
09.27 – Germany Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:24.77522
10.20 – Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:24.58513
11.26 – Russia Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:24.70614
12.99 – Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:25.13612
13.11 – Mexico Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing1:25.21111
14.21 – Mexico Esteban GutierrezSauber F1 Team1:25.26010
15.08 – France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:25.33716
16.17 – France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:27.41914
17.07Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrari1:26.7925
18.10 – Japan Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:27.13910
19.04 – United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:27.8197
20.09 – Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:28.64310
21.44 – United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronasno time2
22.13 – Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Teamno time1
Q1 107% Time: 1:30.886
Note: Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado failed to set a time and will race at stewards discretion