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Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday.

The Mercedes Briton stayed ahead of title rival Max Verstappen in the Red Bull.

The leader in the World Cup position was on his way to the fastest time in the absolute final phase, but made a mistake in the last corner.

He has to settle for third place on the grid.

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Verstappen defends an eight-point lead over Hamilton with two races to go.

After Saudi Arabia, Formula 1 will close the world championship next week in Abu Dhabi.

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