Alonso takes surprise pole position

Fernando Alonso took pole position in a chaotic qualifying session at the Hungaroring.

Confusion reigned as live timing failed in the final segment, creating havoc throughout the pitlane.

The Spaniard will start ahead of both Red Bull drivers, with Sebastian Vettel getting the better of Mark Webber in third.

The session was also marred by Felipe Massa who suffered a huge accident in the second section of qualifying. The Brazilian driver suffered a high speed incident at turn 4, plowing his Ferrari into the tyre barriers head on.

As shown in various television replays after the accident, Massa appeared to be struck on the helmet by a piece of debris before impact, possibly from the rear of the Brawn of Rubens Barrichello.

Pos  Driver       Team                  Q1        Q2        Q3
1.  Alonso       Renault               1:21.313  1:20.826  1:21.569
2.  Vettel       Red Bull-Renault      1:21.178  1:20.604  1:21.607
3.  Webber       Red Bull-Renault      1:20.964  1:20.358  1:21.741
4.  Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes      1:20.842  1:20.465  1:21.839
5.  Rosberg      Williams-Toyota       1:20.793  1:20.862  1:21.890
6.  Kovalainen   McLaren-Mercedes      1:21.659  1:20.807  1:22.095
7.  Raikkonen    Ferrari               1:21.500  1:20.647  1:22.468
8.  Button       Brawn-Mercedes        1:21.471  1:20.707  1:22.511
9.  Nakajima     Williams-Toyota       1:21.407  1:20.570  1:22.835
10.  Massa *       Ferrari               1:21.420  1:20.823
11.  Buemi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:21.571  1:21.002
12.  Trulli       Toyota                1:21.416  1:21.082
13.  Barrichello  Brawn-Mercedes        1:21.558  1:21.222
14.  Glock        Toyota                1:21.584  1:21.242
15.  Piquet       Renault               1:21.278  1:21.389
16.  Heidfeld     BMW-Sauber            1:21.738
17.  Fisichella   Force India-Mercedes  1:21.807
18.  Sutil        Force India-Mercedes  1:21.868
19.  Kubica       BMW-Sauber            1:21.901
20.  Alguersuari  Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:22.359

*Following an accident in qualifying segment 2, Felipe Massa will take no further part in the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.