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Lewis Hamilton wins pole position for Hungarian GP

Saturday - 7/27/2013, 9:59am  ET

Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber of Red Bull is seen in the pit lane during the 3rd practice session for the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring circuitnear Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, July 27, 2013, one day ahead of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix. (AP Photo/MTI, Imre Foldi)

AP Sports Writer

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the fourth time this season after setting the fastest time at the end of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.

The British driver seemed surprised when his team announced over the race radio that he had beaten three-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 19.388 seconds, just ahead of Vettel's best lap of 1:19.426. Red Bull and Mercedes have combined to take all 10 poles this season.

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean, who was fastest in the final practice session, qualified third for his best grid position of the season.

The track temperature on the Hungaroring circuit reached 122 degrees and stifling temperatures are expected for the race on Sunday.

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