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Dutch GP: Max Verstappen just holds off Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for superb home pole

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Max Verstappen will start his home Dutch Grand Prix on pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton after another pulsating and ultra-close battle between Formula 1's title rivals in Saturday's qualifying.

Delighting the masses of passionate orange-clad fans in Zandvoort's first qualifying since 1985, Verstappen was in majestic form throughout the session - nailing lap after lap right into the final stages of Q3, when his 1:08.885 appeared to seal a comfortable pole for Red Bull.

But Hamilton very nearly snatched what would have been an unlikely, and unpopular, fastest time with the very last lap as the Mercedes driver, despite his disrupted weekend, somehow got close to Verstappen.

Hamilton and Verstappen, who are separated by only three points in the championship, were split by just 0.038s at the end of qualifying.

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