Here we take a look at the last of F1’s triple-header, as the sport travels to Qatar for round 20 of the calendar, with Max Verstappen’s lead in the World Driver’s Championship currently standing at 14 points having finished second in the Sprint Qualifying at the Brazilian GP and in the race itself, following Lewis Hamilton’s incredible victory at Interlagos.
The victory for Hamilton was vital, as it effectively kept his title chances alive and kicking with everything to play for. The Brit knows that if he wins the final three races of the season in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi that he will be the first-ever eight-time world champion regardless of what Verstappen does, whilst the Dutch driver also knows that outsourcing Hamilton in his next two races alone could clinch his first World Driver’s Championship.
This title battle has been one for the ages and will go down long in the memory of fans of the sport. The way this season has gone, there will likely be more twists and turns, especially with the sport travelling to two brand new circuits in two of the final three races.