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. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. 06 – Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:22.715 20
02. 01Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:23.201 16
03. 77 – Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing 1:23.354 19
04. 03Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:23.391 18
05. 14 - Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:23.909 17
06. 19 – Brazil Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 1:24.223 19
07. 22 – United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 1:24.294 21
08. 25 - France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.720 19
09. 27 – Germany Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India 1:24.775 22
10. 20 – Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 1:24.585 13
11. 26 – Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.706 14
12. 99 – Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 1:25.136 12
13. 11 – Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull Racing 1:25.211 11
14. 21 – Mexico Esteban Gutierrez Sauber F1 Team 1:25.260 10
15. 08 – France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 1:25.337 16
16. 17 – France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 1:27.419 14
17. 07Finland Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 1:26.792 5
18. 10 – Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 1:27.139 10
19. 04 – United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 1:27.819 7
20. 09 – Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1:28.643 10
21. 44 – United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas no time 2
22. 13 – Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team no time 1
Q1 107% Time: 1:30.886
Note: Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado failed to set a time and will race at stewards discretion