The seven-time English world champion Lewis hamilton (Mercedes) will start first this Sunday in the debuting Qatar Grand Prix, the twentieth and third-to-last of the World Cup Formula One, after having dominated this Saturday the qualifying disputed in the circuit of Losail.
Hamilton raised his own r to 102historical record of ‘poles’ in F1 by covering the 5,380 meters of the Qatari track in one minute, 20 seconds and 827 thousandths, 455 less than the Dutch Max verstappen (Red Bull), leader of the World Cup, with 14 points of advantage over him in the championship. The Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine) and Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) will start fifth and seventh, respectively, after finishing in those places the main timed
The Mexican Sergio perez (Red Bull), which was eliminated in Q2, swill be eleventh in Qatar.
The Finn will start from the second row Valtteri Bottas -mate of Hamilton-, who was third; and Frenchman Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri).
This Sunday’s race is scheduled to 57 laps to complete a route of 306 kilometers.