F1 Portuguese Grand Prix LIVE: Follow all the latest from the Algarve

LEWIS HAMILTON is hoping to make history in Portugal today as he aims to beat Michael Schumacher's F1 race win record.

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  • Carlos Sainz stuns Mercedes on first lap, passing both Hamilton and Bottas – but pair now back ahead.

Follow all the latest from Portugal with our blog below…

  • Ben Hunt

    ALBON LAPPED BY VERSTAPPEN

    That is another hammer blow to his Red Bull career.

    Placed in 12th.

    Not. Good. Enough.

  • Ben Hunt

    RED BULL ARE KING OF THE PITSTOPS

    The team have just changed Albon's four tyres in 1.8 seconds. Incredible.

    He is in 12th place and on the quicker soft tyre behind Vettel.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 47 SOME BIG GAPS NOW

    Hamilton is looking comfortable here. The only thing he needs to worry about it the rain.

    Bottas has dropped off and now almost 15 seconds behind.

    Verstappen 8 seconds further behind.

    Leclerc 14 seconds behind him.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 40 of 66

    Hamilton makes his stop. He says his tyres are still good.

    He has so much time on Verstappen.

    This looks game over.

  • Ben Hunt

    HAMILTON IS CRUISING HERE

    He is 8.6 seconds clear of Hamilton. Verstappen is over 40 seconds behind Bottas.

    In further bad news for Red Bull, Albon has now been lapped.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 35

    Exciting battle between Ocon and Perez for fifth place.

  • Ben Hunt

    STROLL GIVEN ANOTHER PENALTY

    This time it is for exceeding track limits. Another five-second penalty.

    He will have 10 seconds add to his time. He is currently in LAST PLACE.

  • Ben Hunt

    SHOWERS IN THE DISTANCE?

    Hamilton says he can see the rain at Turn Eight.

    He is told that the rain will not be getting any closer.

    Let's see.

  • Ben Hunt

    STROLL IS GIVEN A PENALTY

    He gets a five-second penalty for clattering into Norris, not much comfort for the McLaren driver.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 23

    Hamilton is now THREE SECONDS ahead of Bottas. A few laps earlier he was moaning about his tyres not lasting.

    Well, they seem ok here.

    Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen, Leclerc is the top four.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 20 HAMILTON GOES INTO THE LEAD

    Bottas pulls over as Hamilton has DRS. He makes the job super easy for Hamilton to pass. The Brit is leading but it was all too easy.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 18

    Stroll goes around Norris around the outside of Turn One, but he does not have the speed and clips the Brit.

    That is a ridiculous move from the Canadian, who should be punished for that by the stewards.

    Norris now forced to pit, as well as Stroll.

  • Ben Hunt

    A WORD ON ALBON

    He is under MASSIVE pressure to start delivering.

    Red Bull have made it clear they need him to show that he deserves his place in the team for next season.

    He is currently in 11th place – out of the points – that is NOT what he needs. He must do better.

  • Ben Hunt

    WARNING FLAG FOR STROLL

    He is down in 10th place and struggling. Remember he is back after his COVID-19 positive test.

  • Ben Hunt

    VERSTAPPEN NOW IN P3

    After a bad start, the Red Bull man is sizing up a move on Hamilton, who is in P2.

    He's getting closer.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 6

    A breath-taking start to this one, so a quick run down on the order as Bottas now gets back in front after passing Sainz.

    It is – Bottas, Sainz, Hamilton, Verstappen, Norris, Raikkonen, Leclerc, Ricciardo, Gasly, Stroll.

  • Ben Hunt

    GO GO GO…WHAT A START

    Hamilton looked to get away well as Verstappen passed Bottas into P2.

    But over the next few turn, Verstappen locked up and clipped Perez.

    The Dutchman is struggling and quickly passed by Sainz.

    Then Spaniard then gets past Hamilton and then Bottas.

    The McLaren man is leading this race.

    Incredible stuff

  • Ben Hunt

    FORMATION LAP

    And there are spot of rain. Could be an exciting one this. Let's hope so.

  • Ben Hunt

    RAIN ON THE CARDS?

    There is a 40 percent chance of a shower, but the temperatures are much lower than the previous two days.

    In terms of tyres, remember Hamilton and Bottas are on the medium compounds and Verstappen is on the softs. Could mix things up.

  • Ben Hunt

    THE GRID FOR THE PORTUGUESE GP

  • Ben Hunt

    THIS COULD BE A DIFFICULT START

    Remember this is a new track, new asphalt, it's also windy and there is a threat of rain…. Could be a tricky one.

  • Ben Hunt

    HAMILTON THE HISTORY MAKER

    The world champion is going in search of his 92nd win in F1 this afternoon to move clear of the joint record he holds with Michael Schumacher.

  • Ben Hunt

    A LITTLE OVER 35 MINUTES UNTIL THE START

    The cars are making their way to the grid. Remember, Hamilton is on pole. Bottas in P2 and Verstappen in 3rd.

  • Jim Sheridan

    SWAPSIES

    Just over 40 minutes until the off in Portugal and things are heating up.

    Now this we'd like to see…

  • Justin Lawrence

    F1 UPGRADES

    McLaren believes it has made the “next step” in the understanding of its upgrade package, after an encouraging showing so far at the Portuguese Grand Prix.

    McLaren is upbeat that its performance this weekend has shown the upgrade is working.

    Team boss Andreas Seidl said: “I'm happy that we could make a next step in terms of understanding this new nose box concept that we're using.”

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