Britain's Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Ooredoo Qatar Grand Prix

Britain's Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Ooredoo Qatar Grand Prix By A Robin - November 22, 2021
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has claimed an emphatic victory at the inaugural Ooredoo Qatar Formula One Grand Prix.

The seven-time world champion and title holder, Hamilton, who started from the first pole, completed the race distance of 57 laps and a distance of 306.66 kilometers, with a time of 1.24.28.471 hours.

Max Verstappen recovered well from a grid penalty to finish second with a time of 1,2454.214 hours, but saw his Formula One championship lead cut to eight points by Hamilton on Sunday.

Back-to-back wins for the defending and seven-time champion Hamilton in Brazil and Qatar have moved him within eight points with two races left.

Hamilton claimed his seventh season win and 102nd overall ahead of Verstappen at the flood-lit Losail International Circuit where his Mercedes had already been superior over Verstappen's Red Bull in qualifying.

Spaniard Fernando Alonso, driver of the Alpine team and twice world champion, ranked third with a time of 1.25.27.928 hours, while Mexican Sergio Perez, driver of the Red Bull team, came fourth with a time of 1.25.30.777 hours, while French Esteban Ocon, driver for the Alpine team, completed the list of the top five with a time of 1,2549,041 hours.

Verstappen, who took a bonus point for fastest lap, was hit with a five-place grid penalty earlier on Sunday and Bottas lost three shortly before the start as stewards ruled both had ignored yellow flags in qualifying dropping Verstappen from second to seventh and Bottas, who did not finish, from third to sixth.

SOURCE: QNA

By A Robin - November 22, 2021

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