In Hungary, Michael Schumacher achieved his first pole position of the season, his 64th overall, putting him only one pole position short of Ayrton Senna’s record. Montoya, Trulli and Raikkonen started in second, third and fourth with championship leader Alonso in sixth. The young Spaniard was forced into the pits following a first lap collision and never recovered, finishing outside the points for once. Instead, Schumacher led the race until a supersonic Raikkonen pit stop catapulted the Finn to the front, an advantage he extended to 35 seconds by the end of the race. Ralf Schumacher came in third.