F1: Verstappen celebrates three-time championship with victory at the Qatar Grand Prix | Video

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The Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull)that on Saturday, the day in which the sprint was held, it had already mathematically proclaimed triple Formula One world champion, finished off the weekend by winning this Sunday the Qatar Grand Prix, the seventeenth of the championship, which was held at the Lusail circuit, where the Mexican Sergio Perez (Red Bull) finished in ninth.

Verstappen, just turned 26, achieved his fourteenth victory of the season, the forty-ninth since racing in F1, by winning in Lusail - also marking the quick lap- ahead of the two McLarens, the Australian Oscar Piastri, who finished second this Sunday after scoring the sprint on Saturday; and that of English Lando Norris; who also got on the podium.

Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) did not participate in the race, when it was discovered, shortly before it,a breakdown -“a problem in the fuel system”, according to his team- in his car; while the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) finished ninth, but, after a third penalty for exceeding the track limits announced right at the end, He lost one place and was classified tenth.

In a very tough race, marked by strong heat and high humidity -and with the extraordinary obligation of not rolling more than 18 laps with each tire -for the sake of greater safety-, the English George Russell (Mercedes) was fourth, ahead of the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and the Asturian double world champion Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)

The French Esteban Ocon (Alpine) finished seventh, ahead of the Finn Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) and Chinese Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo), which, thanks to the 'Checo''s third penalty rose one place and finished ninth.

Verstappen, with the title already decidednow leads with 433 points, 209 more than his Mexican teammate.

English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), removed after colliding with George Russell (Mecedes) in the first corner, he is third; with 194, eleven more than Alonzo. And despite not having gone out this Sunday, Sainz remains fifth overall, cwith 153 units, thirty less than his compatriot.

The next race, the United States Grand Prix, It will be held on October 22 at Ccircuit of the Americas in Austin (Texas).

(With information from EFE)

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