Hamilton wins Qatar Grand Prix, Verstappen second

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his 1st-place trophy on the podium following the Qatari Formula One Grand Prix at the Losail International Circuit, on the outskirts of the capital city of Doha, on November 21, 2021. PHOTO/AFP

What you need to know:

  • Verstappen, who was demoted from second to seventh on the grid for a yellow flag infringement in qualifying on Saturday, took second, and picked up a point for the fastest lap.

Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's inaugural Qatar Grand Prix with a commanding performance from pole to cut Max Verstappen's world championship lead to eight points.

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