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FORMULA ONE QUALIFYING LIVE: Follow the action with Lewis Hamilton and Co in Portugal

The compelling start to the new Formula One season continues with qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International circuit.

Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton achieved pole position in last season’s qualifying but has Red Bull’s Max Verstappen breathing down his neck after his victory at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix last time out.

Verstappen topped the time sheets in the third practise session ahead of rival Hamilton and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in third.

Follow Sportsmail’s IEUAN IVETT for all the build-up, action and lap times in the race for pole position in Portugal.