Lewis Hamilton earns ANOTHER pole position as he finishes fastest in qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position as he tries to grab a career record 92nd win in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix. The Briton equalled Michael Schumacher on 91 victories a fortnight ago in Germany and just edged out Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in qualifying here at Portimao. Max Verstappen will start third for Red Bull, behind the two black-liveried cars and ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. The Briton outqualified his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Hamilton claimed his 97th pole in Portugal – a record that already belonged to him. It was Hamilton’s 97th pole – a record already belonging to him. Valtteri Bottas is on provisional pole in Portugal with a 1:16.986 as Hamilton trails by JUST 0.047. Max Verstappen suffers from a poor middle sector but only has 0.121 seconds to make on Bottas. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton flew around on their mediums in Q2 and it looks like there is going to be a straight Merc shootout for pole position. Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen are now on their out laps.

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