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Hamilton again crushes Bottas' spirit with last-lap qualifying drama to claim 97th pole

Lewis Hamilton left it to his final flying lap in qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix to secure the 97th pole position of his Formula 1 career. After both Hamilton and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas started Q3 on the soft tyres, it was the Finn who held the slight advantage, albeit with times slower than in Q2. Article continues under video But with the characteristics of the Portimão track changing considerably between sessions, for the second runs the duo switched to mediums. Hamilton was first out and provisionally secured pole, only to be beaten by Bottas, however, the Briton had enough time in hand for a second bite of the cherry. It proved crucial as Hamilton managed to get...
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