Lewis Hamilton was left to rue what might have been after a DRS issue cost him a shot at joining George Russell at the sharp end of the Hungarian Grand Prix grid.
Russell stormed to a shock maiden F1 pole position at the Hungaroring as he and Mercedes bounced back from a challenging pair of Friday practice sessions.
However, hopes of Hamilton adding to the upset were dashed when the seven-time World Champion's DRS failed to open on his final Q3 run.
As a result, Hamilton will start Sunday's race back in seventh position, behind Russell, the two Ferraris, two Alpines and Lando Norris' McLaren.
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DRS issue costs Hamilton in Q3
Speaking after qualifying, Hamilton admitted to a golden opportunity being lost, but also heaped praise on teammate Russell.
"I tried to open the DRS and it wouldn't open, which was a bit unfortunate," Hamilton explained to Sky Sports F1.
Asked how his session was going up to that point, Hamilton said: "I was feeling great. Pole was... the front row was definitely there, so it would have been awesome to get a front row [lockout] for the team, but these things happen.
"Congratulations to George. He did an amazing job. It's a great result for the team. Given all that we've gone through, it's huge.
"I'm really happy for everyone. We definitely didn't expect it."
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