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F1 Portuguese Grand Prix LIVE: Updates and result as Lewis Hamilton takes on Max Verstappen

Portuguese Grand Prix LIVE: Lewis Hamilton looks to take control in World Championship battle with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in Portugal as his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas starts from pole position

The third race of the Formula One 2021 season is upon us as the early World Championship battle between Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen rumbles on.

Neither of them could make a statement in qualifying on Saturday as Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas claimed pole position in windy conditions in Portugal.

Seven-time World Champion Hamilton has just a one-point lead over Verstappen in the drivers’ championship ahead of lights out on Sunday.

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