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16:01 

LECLERC TAKES POLE

The Ferrari man takes it!

Max Verstappen's last lap brings him up to second, with Sainz in third.

Fourth goes to Perez. Hamilton is only in fifth, with Russell all the way down in ninth.

15:56 

Q3. IS. BUSY.

15:55 

VERSTAPPEN RADGE

"My tires are REDACTED," he exclaims.

15:53 

OPENING RUNS

1. Sainz 1:30.687

2. Leclerc

3. Verstappen

4. Perez

5. Hamilton

6. Russell

Ferrari find some more. Six and a bit minutes left.

15:49 

MERCEDES BACK OUT IN TWO

Red Bull sitting pretty.

15:49 

OK, CLOWNS, Q3 STARTS

We go again, again, for the first time this season.

15:40 

DRIVERS CANNED

At the end of Q2, we see drivers binned off again.

Zhou is out, Albon finally can't get out of trouble, Norris is out, Ocon can't make it, and Mick Schumacher is out. We're down to the last 10, with Valtteri Bottas (102 consecutive races in Q3 now), in 10th.

15:37 

MAGNUSSEN IN BOTHER

Haas' new, old driver is given a warning by his team.

He's told to be careful as there's a hydraulics issue with his car.

Hamilton remains fifth, Russell up to sixth, though.

15:32 

VERSTAPPEN IN POLE

For now...

Verstappen sets a time of 1:30.757.

Six-10ths of a second behind is Leclerc, just ahead of Perez.

15:30 

MERCEDES GOING WITH SINGLE SET OF TIRES

And they are impressed with their peers.

15:26 

ALBON KICKS OFF Q2

He was the driver at risk last session, so wants to get straight back out to push further ahead.

He's the only one on his out lap for now.

15:25 

MERCEDES NOT YET CHALLENGING

Hamilton into fifth, Russell in eighth.

15:19 

OUT OF THE RUNNING

Tsunoda, Hulkenberg, Ricciardo, Stroll and Latifi all out of the next round.

15:17 

FERRARI HAPPY

After years of struggling, there were signs of life last season and now they appear strong early runners. Leclerc and Sainz still top.

15:13 

HAMILTON FIFTH

A decent showing from Hamilton, into fifth. Russell comes in at 10th. There's still plenty of work for the Mercedes to do but we're not yet at a crisis.

15:10 

EIGHT MINUTES REMAINING

Leclerc smashes into the lead, with 1:31.471, 0.096s clear of Sainz who is ahead of all but his teammate. We're waiting for the Mercedes now...

15:08 

TEN MINUTES REMAINING

Verstappen currently top with 1:31.909, half a second ahead of his teammate Perez. Hamilton and Russell are on their out lap.

15:05 

Q1 EXPLAINED

18 minutes of qualifying now and the best 15 proceed to the next section. Tsunoda is out on the track after missing all of FP3 with a hydraulics problem.

15:00

GREEN MEANS GO

The first qualifying of the season is underway.

2:45 

BAHRAIN QUALIFYING - AS IT HAPPENED