Lewis Hamilton: "It was a lonely race in Qatar"

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Lewis Hamilton: "It was a lonely race in Qatar"

Lewis Hamilton won the Qatar GP ahead of Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso. The British driver is now just 8 points behind Verstappen in the world championship of F1 drivers. In the press interview, Lewis said: "The race was straight and lonely up front.

I like racing with more battle, but we needed these points. Can't wait to see the replays of the race to know what happened behind. I am grateful for these points. Coming to this point with two consecutive victories is a nice step forward.

I am very happy with the car and I am in better shape than ever. I have recovered well, let's see the next two races. " Fernando Alonso, very happy for the third position, explained: "Fernando Alonso:" It's been seven years, we got close in a couple of races, but it wasn't enough.

Sochi was the last chance. Today I thought I could be in the lead after the first lap and I thought that with the red tires I would have the opportunity to pass Lewis. I'm also happy for the team, because Esteban's fifth place makes it a good Sunday for the team.

We deserved these results. I've been waiting a lot for this result, I'm really happy, let's hope we don't wait seven years for the next one."

The 10-highest paid athletes of all time

According to a recent study released by Sportico, here the 10-highest paid athletes of all time.

The leader of this special list is the fortmer American basketball star Michael Jordan at the top followed by Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer. Fifth Cristiano Ronaldo; ahead of the Swiss Maestro Roger Federer also LeBron James, Lionel Messi and Michael Shumacher.

By narrowing the court to the world of tennis, Roger is definitely the first. Although he does not have a higher cash prize than Novak Djokovic (example) when it comes to official tournaments, the Swiss has outdone all rivals.

Rafael Nadal is around the 25th position in the ranking, while Serena Williams is the highest paid female athlete with 480 million (40th overall). Federer manages to be ahead of stars such as David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Mike Tyson, Kevin Durant and Lewis Hamilton, just to name a few.

Michael Jordan played for three years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he led the team to victory in the NCAA National Championship in 1982. He was then chosen third in the 1984 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls and quickly became one of the stars of the league, helping to spread the NBA worldwide in the 1980s and 1990s.

In 1991 he won his first NBA title with the Bulls, then repeated with two more successes in 1992 and 1993, winning a three-peat, after which he retired to pursue a career in baseball. He returned to the Bulls in 1995 and led them to another three-peat victory (1996, 1997 and 1998).

He retired a second time in 1999, then returned as a member of the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003, and then retired for good. Individual honors include six Finals MVPs, ten Top Scorer titles (both records), five Regular Season MVPs, ten All-NBA First Team and nine All-Defensive First Team selections, fourteen NBA appearances All-Star Game, three All-Star Game MVPs and an NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.

He holds NBA records for the highest point average in regular season history (30.12 points per game) and in playoff history (33.45 points per game). He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame twice: in 2009 for his individual career and in 2010 as a member of the Dream Team.

He became a member of the FIBA ​​Hall of Fame in 2015. On November 22, 2016, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, by US President Barack Obama.