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F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying LIVE: Updates and result as Hamilton takes on Verstappen

Charles Leclerc takes pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after crazy qualifying session is stopped early following multiple crashes… with Lewis Hamilton second and Max Verstappen third

After an enjoyable opening two practice sessions on Friday, things quickly turned for the worst for Red Bull ahead of qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Max Verstappen crashed out of P3.

Verstappen carried too much speed through the left-handed Turn 15 and hit the barrier, and the session was subsequently red-flagged, with Red Bull now facing a race against time to ensure his car is ready for qualifying – which starts at 1pm.

And Lewis Hamilton, following a tough day on Friday, will now take plenty of hope heading into qualifying after placing third in final practice.

Follow Sportsmail‘s Max Mathews for live Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying coverage, including build-up, updates and result.  

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