Dutch Grand Prix qualifying LIVE: Race build-up, updates and result

Dutch Grand Prix qualifying LIVE: Lewis Hamilton aims to snatch pole position on enemy territory with the raucous home fans backing the Mercedes star’s title rival Max Verstappen at Zandvoort

  • Lewis Hamilton aims to build on his three-point lead in the championship
  • The Brit will be hoping to take pole position at Max Versappen’s home grand prix
  • Qualifying at the Zandvoort circuit in Holland gets underway from 2pm BST
  • Max Verstappen won a farcical Belgian Grand Prix last time out
  • Latest Formula One news, including race build-up and results 

Lewis Hamilton will be looking to draw first blood with chief title rival Max Verstappen this weekend as he seeks pole position at the Dutch Grand Prix.

The world champion heads into Zandvoort just three points clear of Verstappen in the title race following the heavily criticised Belgian Grand Prix where half points were handed out after just two laps were run under the safety car, with Hamilton finishing third and Verstappen claiming victory. 

Follow Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY for live Formula One qualifying coverage of the Dutch Grand Prix, including build-up, updates and result.  

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Max Verstappen goes fastest in final practice with Lewis Hamilton third

Verstappen was nearly half-a-second quicker than Valtteri Bottas but with a slipstream helping him in the final sector for his quickest time – his domination is not all that it seems.

Verstappen dodges penalty after overtaking under red flags in practice

Meanwhile, Verstappen has already evaded a potential grid penalty having overtaken Lance Stroll under red flgas in Friday practice. The stewards though were left satisfied that Verstappen did all he could during the incident to take the best course of action.

Kimi Raikkonen RULED OUT of the Dutch Grand Prix after the Alfa Romeo star tests positive for Covid-19

It’s already been a very busy morning at Zandvoort, starting off with the news that Kimi Raikkonen will be replaced by Robert Kubica at Alfa Romeo for qualifying and the race after testing positive for coronavirus.

Forget the two-lap safety car farce from Spa, the first Dutch Grand Prix since 1985 is set to be a cracker judging by the action we have already seen this weekend, as I welcome you to our live coverage of all the qualifying drama.

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