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Fernando Alonso takes pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix

Faster this time around was Fernando Alonso, claiming the pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix Formula-1 race, pushing Lewis Hamilton to second.

Fernando Alonso takes pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso will start from the pole position in the Sunday race for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The world champion took the spot away from Formula-1 teammate Lewis Hamilton, both with McLaren-Mercedes. Alsonso stopped the clock at 1m 19.674s, but delaying Hamilton in the pit-stop, and the British driver had to rely on his previous best time of 1m 19.781s, placing him at the second position for the Sunday start. McLaren is reportedly starting an inquiry over the incident in the pit stop.

 BMW managed to outrun Ferrari, and Nick Heidfeld took the third with 1m 20.259s followed by Kimi Raikkonen 1m 20.410s. The other Ferrari driven by Felipe Massa was left to start at the 14th, after misunderstanding with the pit crew over refuelling.

The British online betting company Bet365 (new window) has Fernando Alonso as their favorite to win the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. But the Spaniard has same odds on the fastest lap with Lewis Hamilton 5/4. For more Formula-1 betting options, including first driver to retire from the race, visit Bet 365.

Here are the first 10 drivers to start on Sunday:

1 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes
2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
3 Nick Heidfeld BMW
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
5 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota
6 Ralf Schumacher Toyota
7 Robert Kubica BMW
8 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault
9 Jarno Trulli Toyota
10 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault

Published on 08/04/2007

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