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Qatar GP: Race team notes - Pirelli

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix from pole, with two stints on the P Zero Yellow medium C2 tyre and one stint on the P Zero White hard C1. He started on the medium before switching to the hard and then finishing the race on the medium again: predicted beforehand as the fastest strategy. He finished ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who was following a similar strategy before making a third stop for P Zero Red soft C3 tyres under a virtual safety car to claim an extra point for fastest lap on the very last lap. Both drivers finished more than 30 seconds ahead of Alpine's Fernando Alonso, who started on the soft from third on the grid and then finished on...
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