F1 2021 Qatar GP Race Results – Hamilton secures dominant win

    Lewis Hamilton takes his second consecutive win with Fernando Alonso back on the podium for the first time since 2014


    Sir Lewis Hamilton closed the gap in the Drivers’ Championship to Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen to just four points after a supreme victory at the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix.

    The Mercedes driver looked untouchable as he led the first Formula 1 race in the Gulf state from start to finish, with Red Bull unable to match the seven-time world champion’s pace.

    There was debate ahead of the race as to whether teams would be able to run a one stop strategy, but multiple drivers including Valtteri Bottas, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi all suffered punctures as the Pirelli rubber struggled under loads in the final laps of the race as they tried the risky strategy.

    Alpine’s Fernando Alonso took the final podium place despite late worries over whether his tyres were last, with the Spaniard helped by a late virtual safety car to clear away the beached Williams of Latifi.

    1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:24:28.471
    2Max VerstappenRed Bull+25:743
    3Fernando AlonsoAlpine+59:457
    4Sergio PerezRed Bull+1:02:306
    5Esteban OconAlpine+1:20.570
    6Lance StrollAston Martin+1:21.274
    7Carlos SainzFerrari+1:21.911
    8Charles LeclercFerrari+1:23.126
    9Lando NorrisMcLaren+1 Lap
    10Sebastian VettelAston Martin+1 Lap
    11Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+1 Lap
    12Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+1 Lap
    13Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+1 Lap
    14Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo+1 Lap
    15Antonio GiovinnaziAlfa Romeo+1 Lap
    16Mick SchumacherHaas+1 Lap
    17George RussellWilliams+2 Laps
    18Nikita MazepinHaas+2 Laps
    19Nicholas LatifiWilliamsDNF
    20Valtteri BottasMercedesDNF


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