Lewis Hamilton starts Bahrain GP in SECOND after missing out on pole to Verstappen while Mick Schumacher disappoints

LEWIS HAMILTON will start his quest for a record-breaking eighth Formula One world title from second on the grid at Bahrain. The British legend, 36, was pipped to pole by Max Verstappen with the Dutch whiz’s final lap in a thrilling Q3. With Verstappen leading with a lap apiece to go, Hamilton posted a time of 1:29.385 to take provisional pole. On taking pole, Verstappen said: “We had a good week of testing. “With the wind conditions changing, it’s not easy to change the set up of the car but I’m really happy with pole position. “My first lap in Q3 wasn’t amazing but finally, the balance was there. “The car has been steady on the short and long runs, we have a good car.

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