BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix, escorted by teammate Nico Rosberg on Friday.
Hamilton's best lap of 1 minute, 24.482 seconds, was 0.238 seconds faster than Rosberg's in the second session.
The Mercedes drivers, who have won nine of the 10 races this season, were the only ones finishing below 1:25 and were over a second faster than in the first practice. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was third.
Gaining pole position for Sunday's race is considered a huge plus on the twisting Hungaroring circuit, where passing opportunities are very limited. Hamilton is looking to win his third race in a row and his fifth overall on this track.