Hamilton delighted with latest McLaren updates
28 July 2012 – McLaren unleashed a significantly larger amount of speed after upgrading their car in Germany last weekend and have now gone one step further in Hungary. New parts for Budapest included modified sidepods, which contain more air inlets, and helped Lewis Hamilton to his 22nd career pole position and the 150th for the Woking squad.
“This has just been a really positive weekend so far and finally the upgrades are working this weekend,” Hamilton said after celebrating his third pole in Hungary. “I’m always going for that perfect lap – that’s what makes it intense and exciting. We knew we had the pace to do that this weekend, so it was just a case of actually doing it.
“Considering the pace we’ve had all weekend, missing pole would have been disappointing, so I’m very happy to have got it.”
Hamilton has now matched Fernando Alonso again for 22 personal pole positions. The pair of rivals and former team-mates sit 11th overall in the all-time Formula 1 rankings.