Championship leader Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix as Ferrari locked out the front row of the grid in a tense, dramatic and record-breaking qualifying session on Saturday.
The 30-year-old four-time champion clocked a best lap of one minute 16.276 seconds to secure his third pole at the Hungaroring circuit and the 48th of his career.
His success gives him a perfect opportunity to make the most of the prime starting position and increase his one point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the standings.
"Yes, yes, grazie tuti (thanks everyone)," screamed german Vettel on his slowdown lap. "The car has been incredible today and I love this track. Front row for us is incredible. "We're working hard. It is just great. Obviously, the last race wasn't great for us, but we are here now and I am happy where we are as a team."His Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was second fastest and will start alongside Vettel at the front of the grid ahead of the two Mercedes led by Valtteri Bottas, who was third, and three-time champion Briton Hamilton. Hamilton said he was not surprised by Ferrari's overnight leap in performance.
Barcelona star teammates have begged Neymar to resist the temptation of moving to Paris St Germain after a training ground altercation with new signing Nelson Semedo.
The French giants are supposedly ready to launch a record-breaking $256 million (218 million euros) move for Neymar, sparking exit fears as the Spanish club prepared for a Saturday "El Clasico" friendly match-up with Real Madrid in Miami.
The unsettled 25-year-old Brazilian stormed off the practice pitch in disgust and has yet to commit his future to Barcelona ahead of the transfer deadline, still more than a month away.
"It's true, something did happen, but that's sometimes what happens in training," Barca midfielder Andres Iniesta said. "All the talk about Neymar right now, everything is magnified. Things like this can happen. It's a personal decision for him, but of course we want him to stay."Strike partner Luis Suarez has formed a deadly partnership with Neymar and echoed Iniesta's calls for the interest from PSG to be dismissed once and for all. "As soon as he clarifies the situation it's better for us and him. He will have his say when he is ready and as a teammate I will support him," Suarez said. "Our relationship won't change. We want him to stay." Boss Ernesto Valverde swerved the media on the eve of the match with arch-rival Real, but Iniesta sang Neymar's praises. "For me, he's one of the best players in the world. He brings so much to the team and hopefully he will stay for many years," Iniesta said. "He is worth more than $200 million or $300 million. His playing style suits us and he can only improve with us." Neymar made an appearance at a Nike shop in Miami on Friday afternoon to celebrate the release of his new boots. But the superstar striker refused to talk about the speculation and just posed for photographs with fans a day after the training spat at Miami's Barry University training complex. Barca are set to return to Spain after the clash at the home stadium of the NFL's Miami Dolphins, but Neymar is still lined up to travel to China on business for the La Liga giants.
Reports linking Neymar with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer continues to gather pace.
The Brazilian's bust-up with Nelson Semedo during a Barcelona training session on Friday only added fuel to the fire.
Footage shows Neymar in a heated confrontation with the club's new right-back at the end of which the forward stormed off the pitch angrily.
PSG are reportedly willing to trigger his €220 million release clause should the 25-year-old decide to join them. In light of the ongoing debate over whether or not he is worth that fee, here's a look at his release clause along with four others which may be worth triggering in the near future.