EFELosail, Qatar

Lewis Hamilton on Sunday earned his seventh Formula 1 Grand Prix victory of the season, ahead of Max Verstappen, who saw his lead over the Mercedes driver cut to eight points in Qatar.

“It was a pretty straightforward race in the end and it was a great job by the team because we really needed the points today,” the Mercedes driver, who started from pole position, told F1 media afterwards.EFE

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