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Formula 1 Hamilton grabs last-gasp Portuguese GP pole Lewis Hamilton stunned Valtteri Bottas to snatch pole position for Formula 1's 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, after Bottas had topped every practice session and led Q3 after the opening runs

Formula 1 Bottas regrets Q3 plan in Portuguese GP qualifying Valtteri Bottas says he regrets opting for just a single lap run in his final qualifying effort at the Portuguese Grand Prix after losing pole position to Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 Verstappen: Grip drop "confusing" at Portimao Max Verstappen found qualifying for the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix "confusing" as changing grip levels meant he ended up setting his fastest time in Q1

Formula 1 Hamilton explains "counter-intuitive" tyre choice Portuguese Grand Prix polesitter Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes let its drivers choose between taking the soft or "counter-intuitive" medium Formula 1 tyres at the end of qualifying at Portimao

Formula 1 Vettel: Leclerc "different class" in qualifying Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc is simply in a "different class", after another frustrating qualifying result at the Portuguese Grand Prix

MotoGP Nakagami takes maiden pole for Teruel GP Takaaki Nakagami claimed an historic maiden MotoGP pole position in a Teruel Grand Prix qualifying in which championship leader Joan Mir was 12th and Andrea Dovizioso only 17th

Autosport Plus Why a decades-old F1 tradition had to be curtailed The controversial 'party modes', outlawed by the FIA this season, represent the peak of a development curve which began many years ago - but it was right to put an end to it, says PAT SYMONDS

Podcast: F1 Portuguese Grand Prix preview Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas and F1 Reporter Luke Smith discuss the Haas driver news, Lance Stroll's return to the paddock and look ahead to the Portuguese GP

Podcast: MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix review In the latest Tank Slappers podcast, Autosport's Lewis Duncan and Motorsport.com's Oriol Puigdemont discuss Alex Rins' victory and the situation in the championship as just 15 points cover the top four

McGloin: Kubica won't be last disabled F1 driver In the latest #ThinkingForward interview, Nathalie McGloin talks about helping people with disabilities make it into the world of motorsport

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Portugal / Round 12
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  • Circuit: Algarve
  • Race: 66 laps / 306.826 km
Eifel / 11 Oct
Pos Driver Team
1 Hamilton Mercedes
2 Verstappen Red Bull/Honda
3 Ricciardo Renault
4 Perez Racing Point/Mercedes
5 Sainz Jr. McLaren/Renault
6 Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda
7 Leclerc Ferrari
8 Hulkenberg Racing Point/Mercedes
9 Grosjean Haas/Ferrari
10 Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari
Standings / After 11 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 230
2 Valtteri Bottas 161
3 Max Verstappen 147
4 Daniel Ricciardo 78
5 Sergio Perez 68
6 Lando Norris 65
7 Alexander Albon 64
8 Charles Leclerc 63
9 Lance Stroll 57
10 Pierre Gasly 53

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GP RacingWhy a decades-old tradition had to be curtailed The controversial 'party modes', outlawed by the FIA this season, represent the peak of a development curve which began many years ago - but it was right to put an end to it, says PAT SYMONDS F1

Lewis DuncanHow real is the Honda MotoGP threat at Aragon? From a surprise struggler to victory contender, 2020 has been a rollercoaster of a campaign for Honda and its riders. With Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami finding form at the right time, can they pull off the latest MotoGP shock? MotoGP

Friday analysisThe Sochi-like Portimao feature that even has Mercedes puzzled Formula 1 got its first proper feel for the Portimao track on Friday, where Mercedes led the way despite the red flag stoppages, as the pack discovered a specific characteristic at the Portuguese GP venue that led to many mistakes F1

Alex KalinauckasIn his own words: The secret to Raikkonen's F1 longevity Kimi Raikkonen was predictably underwhelmed when he became F1's most experienced driver at the Eifel Grand Prix, but in an exclusive and revealing interview with Autosport, that could be part of the secret of his success F1

Jonathan NobleHow an ICU lesson should guide F1's future engine path Formula 1's future engine direction has been in full focus since Honda announced it would quit at the end of 2021. What F1 does will depend on what manufacturers deem relevant to them, but perhaps it can learn a lesson from an intensive care unit F1

GP RacingWhy F1’s overdue Portugal return matters Portugal has been the scene of high drama across many eras in Formula 1, says BEN EDWARDS, which is why the return of the Portuguese Grand Prix is something to be savoured F1

Stephen LickorishThe BTCC debutant who has waited 20 years for his chance Few British Touring Car Championship rookies have as much racing experience as Paul Rivett. But, after spending two decades in the support categories, he is finally set to move up to the top tier at Snetterton this weekend BTCC

Alex KalinauckasThe headache Verstappen is giving Red Bull OPINION: Max Verstappen has been the only driver consistently able to live with the terrific pace shown by Mercedes in 2020, but has still only bested the Black Arrows once. Sooner or later, given his talent and expectations, something has to change F1