Championship Leader Nico Rosberg took pole position in his Mercedes during qualifying at the Hungaroring this afternoon, while a fuel leak and subsequent fire saw his nearest competitor and teammate Lewis Hamilton eliminated in Q1 without setting a time. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel will start tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix from the first row of the grid after a really long time, benefiting from the weather as well as the friendly layout of the Hungaroring to get his Red Bull into second place. Rosberg was comfortably ahead of Vettel in his last run, nearly half a second clear of his German compatriot.
Valtteri Bottas qualified third with Felipe Massa sixth after another strong qualifying session for the Williams team. Valtteri challenged Vettel for second, while Felipe struggled with traffic in Q3.