Mercedes’ Russell takes his 1st pole position in Formula 1

Mercedes team's British driver George Russell took his first-ever pole position Saturday in the Formula One circuit ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

On Budapest's 4.3-kilometer (2.67-mile) Hungaroring, Russell finished the third qualifying race in 1 minute and 17.377 seconds to take his maiden pole position.

Two Ferraris, Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, were second and third, respectively, in the qualifying session that decided the starting grid.

Sainz from Spain finished in 1:17.421 and Monaco’s Leclerc was 0.190 seconds behind Russell.

Russell will start ahead of Sainz and Leclerc in the race -- Round 13 of the 2022 season.

The 70-lap race on the Hungaroring circuit will start at 1300GMT.

Source: Anadolu Agency