Mercedes drivers collide in Qatar GP dominated by Verstappen

Max Verstappen dominated Formula 1’s second-ever Qatar Grand Prix, which started with Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell colliding at Turn 1.Front-row duo Verstappen and Russell opted for medium tyres for the start, but with fresh softs Hamilton looked for a chance to pass them both around the outside of Turn 1.He went to the left of his team-mate, with Verstappen marginally ahead and to the right of Russell, but when Hamilton turned into the first corner he collided with the front left of Russell’s car.Their contact damaged Russell’s front wing and sent Hamilton into the gravel and ended…

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