Hamilton wins Qatar GP from pole to further cut Verstappen’s F1 lead

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Lewis Hamilton claimed an emphatic victory from pole at the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday while rival Max Verstappen recovered well from a grid penalty to finish second but saw his Formula One championship lead further shrink. 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 in a fortnight in Saudi Arabia and on December 12 in Abu Dhabi. Verstappen also salvaged the extra point for fastest lap in some good damage limitation on the day. Hamilton claimed his seventh season win and 102nd overall…

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