Hamilton storms to fifth straight pole position in Hungary


Lewis Hamilton will start tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position after beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in qualifying at the Hungaroring on Saturday afternoon.

Hamilton posted a fastest lap time of 1:22.020 to finish half a second clear of Rosberg in second place as Mercedes once again locked out the front row of the grid.

Hamilton entered qualifying after finishing fastest in all three practice sessions at the Hungaroring, and he continued this record by going quickest in Q1, Q2, and – most importantly – Q3 on Saturday.

After edging out Rosberg by three-tenths of a second on their first Q3 runs, Hamilton extended his advantage with a stunning final lap to enjoy a margin of 0.575 seconds at the end of the session.

The Silver Arrows were followed once again by Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari, but the German was run close by Daniel Ricciardo, who was just 0.035 seconds further back in fifth place.

Kimi Raikkonen qualified fifth for Ferrari ahead of Williams’ Valtteri Bottas. Daniil Kvyat qualified seventh for Red Bull ahead of Felipe Massa, who finished two places behind his teammate in P8.

Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean both did well to make it through to Q3 on Saturday, but neither could challenge to leading drivers and instead rounded out the top ten in ninth and tenth place respectively.

After missing FP2 on Friday due to a suspension problem that caused Sergio Perez to flip in FP1, Force India bounced back on Saturday and nearly made it into Q3. Nico Hulkenberg was edged out by Grosjean for P10 in the dying stages of Q2, leaving him 11th ahead of Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz and Perez in P13. A mistake by Pastor Maldonado meant he could only qualify 14th on Saturday.

McLaren’s impressive practice pace failed to carry over to qualifying on Saturday afternoon as Jenson Button was eliminated in Q1, finishing 16th. The Briton lamented a problem with the power delivery on his car on the main straight that cost him a place in Q2.

Although teammate Fernando Alonso was able to make it through, his car stopped out on track before he could post a time. With the help of some marshals, the Spaniard did push his car back to the pits under the subsequent red flag, but was unable to get out on track again.

Qualifying proved to be another difficult session for Sauber as neither Marcus Ericsson or Felipe Nasr could make it into Q2, leaving them 17th and 18th respectively on the grid. Roberto Merhi and Will Stevens once again filled out the back row for Manor.

Mercedes may once again be the dominant team, but it will take an almighty effort from Rosberg to get ahead of Hamilton in the race tomorrow. The British driver can become the most successful driver in the history of the Hungarian Grand Prix with victory on Sunday, and if his qualifying lap is anything to go by, few would bet against him.

Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle: How to watch, start times, schedules, streams


With three multiple winners now vying for the championship, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Round 11 at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.

Chase Sexton earned his second victory of the season in Detroit when Aaron Plessinger fell on the final lap. Though he was penalized seven points for disobeying a flag, Sexton is third in the championship race. The Honda rider trails leader Cooper Webb (two victories) by 17 points, and defending series champion Eli Tomac (five wins) is three points behind Webb in second with seven races remaining.

Tomac won last year in Seattle on the way to his second season title.

Honda riders have a Supercross-leading 20 victories in the Seattle event but none at Lumen Field since Justin Barcia in 2013. Tomac and Barcia are the only past 450 Seattke winners entered in Saturday’s event.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 11 of the 2023 Supercross season in Seattle:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 11 will begin Saturday at 10 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock with a re-air Monday at 1 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race. Click here for the full schedule.

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

4:50 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
5:05 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:20 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:35 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
6:25 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:40 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
7:55 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
8:10 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
10:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
10:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
10:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
10:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
11:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:34 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:54 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
12:28 a.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map


FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael on Supercross wins list

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown

ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire to wire in Houston

ROUND 6: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa

ROUND 7: Webb wins again in Arlington

ROUND 8: Tomac wins Daytona for the seventh time

ROUND 9: Ken Roczen scores first victory since 2022

ROUND 10: Chase Sexton inherits Detroit victory but docked points


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