Ricciardo to start sixth
AUSTRALIA’S Daniel Ricciardo was set to start from sixth on the grid in the Hungarian Grand Prix after a suspected hydraulics problem cut short his practice.
The Red Bull driver, who was fastest in practice on Saturday, did not make it through yesterday’s session but recovered for qualifying. Ferrari’s championship leader Sebastian Vettel qualified fastest, denying title rival Lewis Hamilton a record- equalling 68th pole position. The German’s Finnish teammate Kimi Raikkonen sealed the Ferrari front- row lockout.
“It’s a front row for us so we’re looking forward to tomorrow,’’ said Vettel, whose championship lead over Hamilton was cut to one point after a seventh at Silverstone.
Hamilton, one point behind Vettel in the standings and a five- time winner in Hungary, was to start from fourth place on the grid in the overnight race alongside his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas.