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Hamilton inherits pole as Alonso and McLaren penalized

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Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix from first on the grid after original polesitter, McLaren team mate Fernando Alonso, was deemed to have impeded the Englishman during qualifying.

Alonso has been demoted to sixth by the stewards, who decided he had unnecessarily delayed Hamilton during their final Q3 pitstops. McLaren were also punished for the incident and will not be eligible for constructors' points in the race, though the team are to appeal this decision.