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Unwell Hamilton stayed until midnight to find pole pace

Lewis Hamilton battled through stomach pains to burn the midnight oil in pursuit of pole-worthy pace in Qatar, and it worked. Hamilton had not topped any of the practice sessions as Formula 1 made its debut at Qatar's Losail International Circuit, but he was fastest in the session that mattered by a big margin. Setting a 1:20.827 in Q3 to take pole, Hamilton established an advantage of 0.455s over title rival Max Verstappen who will start P2, meaning the hard work of he and his engineers was rewarded. Troubled by stomach issues, Hamilton did not leave the track until midnight after Friday practice in the search of lap time, and that combined with an improvement in his health, came together...
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