Formula 1

Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix

Verstappen wins after Mercedes collide on opening lap

One day after clinching his third world title, Max Verstappen celebrated in emphatic style by cruising to victory at Sunday's Qatar Grand Prix.

Race Positions
1
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:27:39.168
Laps: 57
Pits: 3
2
Australia
Oscar Piastri
Oscar Piastri
McLaren
+4.833
Laps: 57
Pits: 3
3
Britain
Lando Norris
Lando Norris
McLaren
+5.969
Laps: 57
Pits: 3
4
Britain
George Russell
George Russell
Mercedes
+34.119
Laps: 57
Pits: 4
5
Monaco
Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
+38.976
Laps: 57
Pits: 3
6
Spain
Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso
Aston Martin
+49.032
Laps: 57
Pits: 3
Circuit Information
Losail International Circuit
Circuit Losail International Circuit
Location Lusail, Qatar Circuit Type Track
Circuit Length 5.38 km Circuit Distance 306.66 km
No. of Laps 57 No. of Turns 16
Lap Record:
Sessions
FP1
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
1:27.428

Oct 06, 2023

Finished

Qual
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
1:23.778

Oct 06, 2023

Finished

SS
Australia
Oscar Piastri
1:24.454

Oct 07, 2023

Finished

SR
Australia
Oscar Piastri
35:01.297

Oct 07, 2023

Finished

Race
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
1:27:39.168

Oct 08, 2023

Finished

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