Hungarian Grand Prix LIVE: Latest updates from F1 race today as Lewis Hamilton starts from pole

Follow the latest updates live from the Hungarian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton starts from pole position in his quest to make it back-to-back wins this season.

The third race of the rearranged 2020 season sees the Hungaroring take centre stage in what could be the first Grand Prix to be impacted by weather, with rain in the air in Budapest and already impacting the morning’s support races. Rain may be the best chance of the rest of the grid challenging Hamilton though, with the reigning world champion dominating the weekend so far as he seeks a record-equalling eighth victory in Hungary.

For the first time this season the two Mercedes start on the front row of the grid, with the Racing Points’ of Lance Stroll and Sergio behind them in third and fourth ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in the two Ferraris. The race is due to get underway at 2:10pm BST, with live lap-by-lap updates below.

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Lewis Hamilton wins pole at Hungarian Grand Prix

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  • 19 July 2020 13:12
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When is it?

The Hungarian Grand Prix takes place across 17-19 July 2020.

What time does each session start?


Free practice 1: 10am – 11:30am BST

Free practice 2: 2pm – 3:30pm BST


Free practice 3: 11am – 12pm BST

Qualifying: 2pm – 3pm BST


Race: 2:10pm – 4:10pm BST

How can I watch it?

All European races will be held behind closed doors, meaning that the only way fans will be able to see the action is on television.

In the UK, Sky Sports continue to hold the exclusive rights for F1, with Channel 4 only able to show the British Grand Prix later in the year.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can purchase a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Here’s how Sky plan to show the Hungarian Grand Prix:


Free practice 1: 9:30am – 11:50am BST – (Sky Sports F1 + Sky Sports Main Event)

Free practice 2: 1:45pm – 3:45pm BST (Sky Sports F1 + Sky Sports Main Event)


Free practice 3: 10:45am – 12:10pm BST (Sky Sports F1)

Qualifying: 1pm – 3:35pm BST (Sky Sports F1)


Race: 12:30pm – 5pm BST (Sky Sports F1)

Highlights: 6:30pm – 7:30pm (Sky Sports F1 + Sky One), 7:30pm – 10pm (Channel 4)

Starting grid

1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1min 13.447secs

2 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1:13.554

3 Lance Stroll (Can) Racing Point 1:14.377

4 Sergio Perez (Mex) Racing Point 1:14.545

5 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:14.774

6 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1:14.817

7 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:14.849

8 Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren 1:14.966

9 Carlos Sainz (Spa) McLaren 1:15.027

10 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Scuderia AlphaTauri 1:15.508

11 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Renault 1:15.661

12 George Russell (Gbr) Williams 1:15.698

13 Alexander Albon (Tha) Red Bull 1:15.715

14 Esteban Ocon (Fra) Renault 1:15.742

15 Nicholas Latifi (Can) Williams 1:16.544

16 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 1:16.152

17 Daniil Kyvat (Rus) Scuderia AlphaTauri 1:16.204

18 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 1:16.407

19 Antonio Giovinazzi (Ita) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:16.506

20 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:16.614

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