Lewis Hamilton qualified on pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The driver, however, wasn’t as welcomed during his post-session interview, as the crowd booed him.
The Mercedes driver qualified at the front with his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, alongside him. During the last moments of Q3, he drove strategically slowly around the track, something which was not welcomed by the fans, though is not illegal. Because of that, adding the drama coming out of Silverstone, the public at the track showed his disconformity with Hamilton by booing during his post-qualifying interview.
Hamilton, however, drove their criticism off, as he said he appreciated “the support I got here. I never felt so great with the booing. If anything, it just fills me.”
Talking about his qualifying form, Hamilton said he had an “amazing” lap, a result of the work from everyone on his team.
“Was an amazing qualifying lap, amazing teamwork from everyone this weekend, Valtteri included, trying to push the car forward.
“It’s definitely great to have a front-row lockout for the team, big thank you for everyone back at the factory.”