Qatar Grand Prix qualifying LIVE: Updates and result as Lewis Hamilton takes on Max Verstappen

Qatar Grand Prix qualifying LIVE: Lewis Hamilton builds three tenths advantage over title rival Max Verstappen in Q2… with Red Bull dealt double blow after Dutchman’s team-mate Sergio Perez is eliminated

The latest chapter in the enthralling title race between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton takes place today with both rivals looking to take pole at the Qatar GP.  

Verstappen holds a slender 14-point lead over Mercedes superstar Hamilton, and Red Bull will hope their own F1 sensation can keep the advantage this weekend. 

Yesterday, it was Valtteri Bottas who topped the timesheets in practice, and Verstappen went marginally quicker than Hamilton to hit back in their showdown.

Follow Sportsmail‘s DAN RIPLEY for live Formula One qualifying coverage of the Qatar Grand Prix, including build-up, updates and result.