BUDAPEST – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set a track record in final practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday with Red Bull's Max Verstappen looking the Mercedes driver's closest rival for qualifying.
Hamilton went top of the timing screens right at the end of a session that was shortened by 10 minutes to allow track workers time to clear oil dumped earlier by a blown Formula Two engine.
The Briton's time of one minute 16.084 was 0.013 quicker than Verstappen's best.
Three different teams filled the top three places, separated by just 0.082 seconds with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel third.
Valtteri Bottas was fourth fastest for Mercedes, ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Red Bull's Pierre Gasly in sixth with clouds of white cement dust billowing up as cars went over the repairs.