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Lewis Hamilton Wins First Qatar GP Championship

Lewis Hamilton made his mark as the Saudi Arabian GP, ​​as he showed up with all guns blazing in his first free practice Friday night. The British dominated with soft tyres, while Max Verstappen was the better driver with hard compound tyres.

Lewis Hamilton topped the FP1 standings, ahead of Max Verstappen, who came in second. Valtteri Bottas finished third to make the top three very predictable. Hamilton was just 0.056 seconds faster than Max Verstappen in the first session, which left plenty of room for improvement for the Dutchman.

The Saudi Arabian GP is the penultimate race of the season, with the final race taking place in Abu Dhabi next weekend. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are only eight points apart, with the leader ahead of his opponents.

Max Verstappen finishes P2, Bottas P3 in FP1

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Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton went all 21 laps of the Jeddah circuit and began his track search later in the session. Meanwhile, Max Verstappen managed 23 laps and was one of the first riders to start his session.

Valtteri Bottas finds himself 0.224 seconds slower Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton after completing 24 laps. Pierre Gasly continued his fine form this season, as he finished fourth. Antonio Giovinazzi was the surprise name on the list as he finished fifth ahead of two Ferrari drivers.

The second free practice session of the day will be held later in the evening, as Max Verstappen will be ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the standings. Sergio Perez slowed for Red Bull on Friday night, as he was only able to finish 11th, despite completing 27 laps.

Also read: Lewis Hamilton: Beating Max Verstappen would be the most important title win

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