Lewis Hamilton thinks his victory at the Qatar Grand Prix was “lonely,” as he overcame title contender Max Verstappen at the Losail International Circuit.
Lewis Hamilton concedes that his triumph in the Qatar Grand Prix was “very uncomplicated,” as he led every lap on his way to a seventh season victory.
Despite Red Bull’s best efforts to drive the seven-time World Champion into a two-stop race at the Losail International Circuit, Hamilton’s victory was never in doubt.
“It was pretty straightforward, it was pretty lonely at the front,” said Hamilton.
“Of course, I enjoy those races where you’re battling through, but we needed those points today. I think [it was] a real solid job from the team with pit-stops and the car.
“I can’t wait to watch the replay of the race to see what happened behind me. I’m not really sure why people’s tyres were going – I’m sure it’s the kerbs.
“I’m really grateful for the points, it’s been a hell of a year. To be at this point in the season and have back-to-back wins is a great, great feeling and puts us in good stead for the next two [events].”
Hamilton feeling relaxed
With two races remaining, Hamilton’s lead over Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship has fallen to eight points.
If both drivers finish in the top two places in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Hamilton will need to win both races to win the championship.
The Mercedes driver expressed his gratitude to his trainer Angela Cullen, saying he feels “relaxed” and “fitter than ever.”
“I’m feeling good,” added Hamilton. “I’m really, really happy with the car and I feel fitter than I’ve ever felt, so that’s a positive.
“Big thanks to Angela, she’s helping me train and keeping me on my toes. [My] recovery has been great, so bring on the next two!”
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