Max Verstappen became the 100th different driver to clam an F1 pole position

By Ayebare Mariam

Max Verstappen’s reward for taking his first pole position was Lewis Hamilton’s promise that Mercedes would gang up on him in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

It was a fine qualifying lap by Verstappen, confidence surging through him after two wins in the past three races, but the Silver Arrows pair of Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton, starting second and third, lie in wait on a tight Hungaroring that offers limited passing chances.

Outlining his ploy, the world champion, referring to Verstappen’s team-mate Pierre Gasly, asked: ‘Where is the other Red Bull?’ The answer is that the Frenchman will start sixth and out of contention.

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