Qatar Grand Prix Tips & Predictions

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Qatar Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton ended a two-race losing streak with victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix – can he go back-to-back when the season reaches Qatar at the weekend?

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Qatar Grand Prix Tips & Predictions

The race to become Formula One World Champion took another twist on Sunday as Lewis Hamilton proved once and for all that he deserves to be mentioned as one of the greatest drivers in the history of motorsport.

During qualifying, Hamilton was pushed to the back of the grid ahead of the sprint qualifier, but he showed he has balls of steel as he managed a fifth-place finish.

The Mercedes driver had already been handed a five-place grid penalty ahead of the race in Brazil, so he started from 10th.

Anyone else starting in 10th would probably be happy with just getting in the points. Not Hamilton. The British legend made his way past the pack and eventually took the lead with 12 laps remaining.

He managed to hold off the challenge from overall leader Max Verstappen to cut the Dutchman’s lead to just 14 points with three races to go.

Hamilton is not everyone’s cup of tea, but his talent as a driver cannot be ignored. He will fight until that final chequered flag is waved. I admit to not being a Lewis Hamilton fan, but he is amazing at what he does. I am tipping him to win the Qatar Grand Prix at the Losail International Circuit in Doha to take his season tally of victories to seven.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas boosted his chances of finishing the season in third place as he got on the podium with Hamilton and Verstappen. I think he will slip up this weekend. I am backing Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez to be the third man on the podium alongside the two usual suspects.

Outside of the top three, I am backing British duo Lando Norris and George Russell to both end up in the points. Norris finished the race in Brazil in 10th place to grab a single point, while Russell was in 13th. I expect them both to up their game and add to their own personal totals.

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