F1 qualifying live: Latest updates from Eifel Grand Prix

F1 QUALIFYING LIVE: Latest updates from Eifel Grand Prix as Mercedes’ pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas look to take 1-2 at the Nurburgring

  • Eifel Grand Prix qualifying gets underway this afternoon at 2pm in Germany
  • Lewis Hamilton is looking to put previous disappointing finishes behind him
  • After suffering penalties at Tuscan and Russian GPs, he is aiming to bounce back
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Lewis Hamilton will be looking to put his two previous penalty disappointments behind him by claiming pole position for the Eifel Grand Prix this weekend.

Last month, Hamilton was handed two five-second penalties during the Russian Grand Prix after performing practice starts at an incorrect location which saw him concede his lead in the race to Valterri Bottas before finishing third.

Max Verstappen, who split the Mercedes duo to finish second, will be out to spoil Hamilton’s race once again as the Brit aims to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 race victories.

Low fog saw first and second practice cancelled yesterday over safety concerns, leaving drivers with just today’s practice session and qualifying to get used to the track – with Formula One returning to the Nurburgring for the first time since 2013.

Sportsmail’s SAM McEVOY will provide you with all the live coverage of the qualifying session.

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Here’s how today’s practice session went at the Nurburgring

Valtteri Bottas finished fastest in practice for the Eifel Grand Prix as Racing Point’s Lance Stroll was sidelined through illness.

While Bottas led Lewis Hamilton by 0.136 seconds at the Nurburgring, Stroll’s participation for the remainder of the weekend is in doubt.

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And welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of the qualifying session for the Eifel Grand Prix.

We’re under an hour away from the qualifying with some big news coming out of the paddock following the final practice session.

Lance Stroll pulled out of practice which has seen Racing Point call upon Nico Hulkenberg to replace him in his seat for this afternoon’s session.

Valtteri Bottas went fastest in the practice but can he claim pole ahead Lewis Hamilton?

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