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Turkish Grand Prix LIVE: Lewis Hamilton starts in 11th as he chases Max Verstappen

LIVE: Turkish Grand Prix – Can Lewis Hamilton stop Max Verstappen the hard way? World champion is forced to start from 11th despite qualifying fastest due to grid penalty, with team-mate Valtteri Bottas leading the way


Lewis Hamilton will have to defend top spot at the Formula One rankings with an 11th place start on the grid at this Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix. 

Hamilton took pole position in Saturday’s qualifying but a 10-place grid engine penalty will put him behind his title rival Max Verstappen when the lights go green. 

The Briton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas will start at the top of the pack with Red Bull’s Verstappen alongside him. The Dutchman is two points behind Hamilton in the rankings so victory would be critical in this thrilling F1 title race. 

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

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