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Portuguese GP: Hamilton is fastest in the last lap, overtakes Bottas and celebrates his 97th pole position in F1
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton Credit: Mercedes-AMG F1

The British Lewis Hamilton snatched the pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix from team-mate Valtteri Bottas with a fast lap at the end of Q3.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen in start in third, followed by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Racing Point's Sergio Perez.

After the qualifying, Hamilton said: "I can't tell you how hard that was today! I've just seen that Valtteri topped every session, and I've just been digging to find the time... I chose to do three laps to have a chance to beat his time."

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Sochi, the 96th of his career
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Sochi, the 96th of his career
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Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Russian Grand Prix, in Sochi. Hamilton, the current leader of the Formula 1 championship, finished ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas took the third place, Sergio Perez the fourth position, and Daniel Ricciardo will start in the fifth position.

After the session, Hamilton said, "Firstly, I have say a big hi to all the fans that are here, we've missed the fans all year! I hope everyone's staying safe."

The Russian Grand Prix will happen Sunday, September 27, at 11:10 (UTC).

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Barcelona
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton on the pole position in Barcelona
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Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. Hamilton has now 92 poles in his career.

Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, and Lance Stroll complete the five best qualifications for the race Sunday.

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Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas takes pole position of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, to pole position at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in Silverstone. Racing Point's Nico Hulkenberg, standing in for Sergio Perez who has coronavirus, took the third spot.

After the training session, Bottas said: "Feels good. I just love qualifying, especially when it goes well. Proud to drive this car. Our first job is to get a good start off the line tomorrow and go from there".

The 70th Anniversary Grand Prix will take place Sunday, in Silverstone, at 13:10 UTC.

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F1: Sergio Perez tests positive for Covid-19
Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez Credit: Racing Point

The Mexican Sergio Perez has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not race on the British Grand Prix. Perez, the first driver to test positive, has gone into self-quarantine.

Racing Point team tweeted: "Sergio is physically well and in good spirits, but he will continue to self-isolate under the guidelines of the relevant public health authorities, with safety the ultimate priority for the team and the sport.".