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Italian Grand Prix LIVE: Lap-by-lap updates as Lewis Hamilton takes on Max Verstappen

Italian Grand Prix LIVE: Max Verstappen starts on pole position as Red Bull driver looks to increase title race lead over Lewis Hamilton… with Mercedes star beginning in fourth following engine penalty in qualifying

Max Verstappen will look to increase his five-point lead in the title race when he starts on pole for the Italian Grand Prix.

Sprint race winner Valtteri Bottas was forced to the back of the grid due to a fourth engine change of the season.

The Red Bull star therefore has the chance to extend his lead in the championship over Lewis Hamilton, who failed to score any qualifying points and starts the Grand Prix from fourth on the grid. 

Follow Sportsmail’s JEORGE BIRD for live Formula One coverage of the Italian Grand Prix, including build-up, lap-by-lap updates and result.