F1 Gp Qatar: Verstappen cannibal, Ferrari flop. Clash in Mercedes
F1 Gp Qatar: Verstappen cannibal, Ferrari grey. Clash in Mercedes
Max Verstappen celebrated his third world title as best he could by dominating and winning the Qatar Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver, who had secured the title on Saturday in the sprint race, confirmed his supremacy in Losail as well, leading the race from start to finish and also hitting the fastest lap. For him è the 14th GP won out of 17.
On the podium with him the two McLaren drivers Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris, in second and third respectively, fourth place for George Russell, protagonist at the start of the race of a contact with teammate Lewis Hamilton, which knocked out the world champion. There will be no shortage of sparks in the Mercedes box after the race.
Ferrari was a spectator. Leclerc è finished fifth: the Monegasque was the only Ferrarista on the track after Carlos Sainz withdrew pregara due to a fuel problem. Also in the top 10 was Fernando Alonso, sixth. Then Ocon, Bottas and a disappointing Sergio Perez (ninth and lapped by teammate Verstappen).
Order of finish (top ten)