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Italian Grand Prix sprint qualifying LIVE: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen face off

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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen face off again on Saturday in the sprint qualifying for the Italian GP. The two stars will look to give themselves the best position possible ahead of Sunday’s showpiece event. 

Valtteri Bottas will start first after his qualifying triumph on Friday, with Hamilton second and Verstappen third.

Speaking after his win Bottas said: “That qualifying lap was nice and it feels good when you get a nice lap in.

“It was good fun and I feel relaxed now everything is sorted for the future. The car has been so good and next year will be exciting for me and I’m looking forward to it.

“I’m expecting to get maximum points tomorrow and then do the best job I can on Sunday.”

Hamilton sent his congratulations to the Finn afterwards, saying: “Every point counts. Congratulations to Valtteri, he did a mega lap.

“It was looking good for us up to then but he went quicker and I couldn’t match it.

Italian GP sprint qualifying LIVE

  • Qualifying starts at 3.30pm
  • Bottas starts first, followed by Hamilton and Verstappen
  • Second practice took place this morning 

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