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Bottas takes Portuguese GP pole after Verstappen loses top time

Cover picture for the articleValtteri Bottas has taken his first pole of 2021 after Max Verstappen had a quicker time deleted for running off the track. Verstappen was the first of the front-runners to set a time in the Portuguese Grand Prix pole shootout but had his time cancelled for running off the track at Turn 4 while collecting a moment of oversteer. The Red Bull driver lost time in the snap, but Turn 4 has been designated as a monitored corner for track limit violations, and the stewards were quick to erase his time.