Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (centre), Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen (right) and Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas pose after the qualifying at the Hungaroring racing circuit in Budapest prior to the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix. AFP pic.

BUDAPEST: Ferrari’s Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday and denied his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton a record-equalling career 68th.

The German’s Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen sealed the Ferrari front-row lockout.

Hamilton, one point behind the German in the standings and a five-times winner in Hungary, will start from a disappointing fourth place on the grid and alongside his Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas.

Hamilton had been hoping to match Michael Schumacher’s all-time pole record and had set the fastest lap of the second phase of qualifying.

Starting grid from the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring on Sunday:

1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari

2. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari

3. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Mercedes

4. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes

5. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull - TAG Heuer

6. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - TAG Heuer

7. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren

8. Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium) McLaren

9. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso - Renault

10. Jolyon Palmer (Britain) Renault

11. Esteban Ocon (France) Force India - Mercedes

12. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Renault

13. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Renault

14. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes

15. Romain Grosjean (France) Haas - Ferrari

16. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) Haas - Ferrari

17. Lance Stroll (Canada) Williams-Mercedes

18. Pascal Wehrlein (Germany) Sauber - Ferrari

19. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Williams-Mercedes

20. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber - Ferrari--REUTERS

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