Turkish Grand Prix qualifying LIVE: Lewis Hamilton desperate to land pole position before being hit with a 10-place grid penalty as title battle with Max Verstappen heats up in drizzly Istanbul

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  • Lewis Hamilton is hit with a 10-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race
  • Hamilton raised a penalty after using his allotted engine
  • Penalty hand title rival Max Verstappen is going to have a big advantage over the weekend
  • That Russian GP. Max holds a two-point lead over Verstappen after winning
  • Latest Formula One news including live action and results

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Lewis Hamilton looking for damage limits in qualifying for Turkish Grand Prix where he will hope to go fastest in Istanbul

The world champion picked up an engine penalty on Friday after going over an allocation of three power units for the season, which would see him fall 10 places on the grid after qualifying.

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So the Brit, who won in Russia last time, will be keen to limit losses by qualifying as high as possible as he aims to defend his two-point lead over Max Verstappen in the world championships as much as He can.

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12:28

Verstappen remained calm after losing championship lead

While Max Verstappen isn’t surprised by the mounting pressure of his World Championship fight against Lewis Hamilton, insisting defeat doesn’t scare him.

The young challenger and seven-time champion resumed hostilities in Istanbul on Sunday after Hamilton led two points with a win in Russia before F1 took the weekend off.

Despite losing the championship lead, Verstappen said there was nothing to worry about.

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12:24

Hamilton put the pressure on himself

Lewis Hamilton has set himself the challenge of grabbing pole position on Saturday, knowing it is his best chance to avoid the Turkish Grand Prix with world championship dreams.

Hamilton believed he could take out his existing two engines and save…

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