F1 Portuguese Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS: Hamilton LEADS with Verstappen in scrap with Bottas for second – updates

F1 Portuguese Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS: Hamilton LEADS with Verstappen in scrap with Bottas for second – updates

LEWIS HAMILTON has overtaken team-mate Valtteri Bottas after gaining two places after a safety car.

  • UK start time: 3pm
  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
  • Live stream: Sky Go (Sky Sports subscribers)/Now TV (non-subscribers)

We'll be bringing you all of the twists and turn from Portimao right here…

  • Ben Hunt

    MAZEPIN GETS A PENALTY

    A five second time penalty added to his time for ignoring blue flags and failing to allow Perez to pass.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 51

    Hamilton is back into the lead as Perez is passed down the pitstraight.

    Hamilton, unsure asks his team if it was Verstappen, unaware that the Mexican was leading the race having yet to pit for tyres.

  • Ben Hunt

    MAZEPIN MAKING NO FRIENDS

    He blocks Perez. That's the last-place car blocking the race leader. He could be feeling the wrath of the race stewards for that.

    Mazepin is so far back in this race, I think he is still in April.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 44

    A rare message over the radio from Toto Wolff to Bottas. The Mercedes boss gives his man a gee-up telling him he has the fastest car on track.

    Motivational? Or just adding pressure? Either way, this has not been good from Bottas

  • Ben Hunt

    PEREZ IS KEY HERE

    He might not be in the running for the win here, but he can hold up Hamilton and push him into Verstappen's race.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 38

    Hamilton now stops for tyres. The stop is good and he resumes racing in second place, behind Perez, but the Mexican is yet to pit.

    That has certainly closed things up a bit and Bottas is out of the way now, allowing Verstappen to close up.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 37

    Bottas now stops for his tyres. The Mercedes man is held for a little longer. Verstappen stopped at 2.6 seconds. Bottas's stop was 3.3 seconds.

    Bottas comes out of the pits in the lead. But Verstappen has hotter tyres. He gets past the Finn and into second.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 36

    Red Bull gamble and call in Verstappen for fresh tyres. He has to make them count to eat in to Bottas's time.

    The pitstop from Red Bull is executed with perfection.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 35

    Hamilton now has a four second lead over Bottas, who has a 1.3 second advantage over Verstappen.

    After the early drama, this race has slowly become a procession.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 31

    Approaching the halfway stage of this race and it is Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Perez, Ricciardo, Alonso, Stroll.

  • Ben Hunt

    FLURRY OF PITSTOPS

    But the top three at yet to stop. They are all running on the more-durable medium tyres.

  • Ben Hunt

    EVERY YEAR HE THINKS IT IS GOING TO BE HIS YEAR…

    But Bottas just simply has no answer to his teammate. After taking pole the previous day, this was his change to stay ahead, build up a lead and get the job done.

    Hamilton, went down to third, got to second. And now capitalised on a mistake from Bottas to go into the lead.

    He is now opening up a lead at the front, just as Bottas should have done.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 20

    Hamilton gets Bottas. The Brit is into the lead as Bottas moved to the right into Turn One.

    Strange move from Bottas, as Hamilton is able to take the racing line and he has squeezed past his teammate.

    It was clean from Hamilton. Poor from Bottas.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 17

    Bottas stays in front with Hamilton just running behind him. It looks like the Brit is just staying within touching distance, while Verstappen is a further second behind.

    It is the two Mercedes followed by the two Red Bulls, then Lando Norris and the two Ferraris.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 11

    Hamilton strikes back. A mistake from Verstappen at Turn 14 allowed the world champion to make up ground.

    He was able to convert that with a good overtake to regain second place. This is great stuff.

     

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 10

    Verstappen closing the gap on Bottas as the Red Bull man has the benefit of DRS.

    Hamilton also within DRS range. This is getting tasty.

  • Ben Hunt

    VERSTAPPEN JUMPS HAMILTON

    The Dutchman builds up speed on the restart and gets past Hamilton into Turn One.

    That was great from Verstappen, who got the move done cleanly an caught Hamilton cold.

    It is Bottas, Verstappen, Hamilton, Norris, Perez, Sainz, Leclerc, Ocon, Gasly, Vettel.

  • Ben Hunt

    SAFETY CAR IS IN THIS LAP

    Racing is going to resume as the mess from Raikkonen's smash has now been cleared up.

  • Ben Hunt

    POOR MISTAKE FROM RAIKKONEN

    TV replays show the experienced Finn simply drove into the rear of his teammate.

    What was he thinking? He was certainly not looking at the road ahead. Very poor from Raikkonen.

  • Ben Hunt

    SAFETY CAR – RAIKKONEN IS OUT

    Early drama as the Alfa Romeo man loses his front wing after tagging his teammate. He sends carbon-fibre and sparks everywhere as the front wing is lodged under his car.

    The race officialshave deployed the Safety Car as they clean up the wreckage. Raikkonen is out of this race as he pulls on to a service road.

  • Ben Hunt

    GO, GO, GO! WE ARE OFF IN PORTUGAL

    Bottas holds the lead into Turn One, Hamilton stays second. Verstappen in third but Perez is struggling and passed by Sainz.

    Fantastic move from Norris around Ocon to regain sixth place.

  • Ben Hunt

    FORMATION LAP

    All systems go. And as the clock ticks to 3pm, the cars complete their formation laps.

  • Ben Hunt

    ANTHEM SUNG WE ARE ALMOST READY IN PORTUGAL

    The drivers are in their cars. We have 10 minutes to go until lights out. All eyes on the start.

    Can Bottas stay ahead? Or will Hamilton get another good start? Can Verstappen jump them both?

  • Ben Hunt

    PITLANE IS OPEN

    The cars are making their way to the grid. No problems yet, all 20 cars starting on the grid.

  • Ben Hunt

    VERSTAPPEN UNHAPPY YESTERDAY

    The Dutchman turned the airwaves blue as he missed out on qualifying on pole.

    He had his lap time deleted for exceeding track limits and then, on his second run, was caught in traffic and unable to better his lap time.

    He starts in P3, but remember, he won from P3 on the grid last out in Imola. He will be eyeing a good start to power past Hamilton and Bottas into Turn One.

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