Max Verstappen holds off Lewis Hamilton to assert his fiftieth System 1 victory; Pink Bull driver equals personal file of 15 wins in a season and units new file factors complete with win; Lando Norris third for McLaren having taken lead at begin
Final Up to date: 22/10/23 10:09pm
Max Verstappen held off Lewis Hamilton’s late cost to win the US Grand Prix, equalling his personal file of 15 race victories in a System 1 season.
Verstappen, who has already sealed his third successive drivers’ title with 5 rounds to spare, seemed to be cruising in direction of victory after coming from sixth on the grid to take the lead halfway by way of the race.
Nevertheless, obvious braking points on his Pink Bull left Verstappen agitated and weak as Hamilton closed to inside two seconds within the latter phases, however the Dutchman clung on for the fiftieth F1 victory of his profession.
Hamilton had already handed the McLaren of Lando Norris, who pale within the second half of the competition, having taken the lead on the opening lap to spice up his hopes of a incomes a maiden F1 victory in his one centesimal race.
Carlos Sainz took fourth for Ferrari after he and Pink Bull’s Sergio Perez made late passes on pole-sitter Charles Leclerc, who dropped again after the Italian crew tried an ill-advised one-stop technique.
George Russell might solely handle seventh as he did not match team-mate Hamilton’s tempo after dropping again from fifth on the grid at the beginning.
Pierre Gasly rounded off an improved show from Alpine to take eighth, though team-mate Esteban Ocon was an early retiree together with McLaren’s Oscar Piastri after a first-lap collision took them each out of the race.
Lance Stroll claimed his first Grand Prix factors end since July by taking ninth after his Aston Martin team-mate Fernando Alonso was compelled to retire with ground harm, whereas Yuki Tsunoda took the ultimate level for AlphaTauri, and doubled his tally for the day with the quickest lap of the race.
Verstappen’s victory takes him to 466 factors for the season and past the file haul he set final season, with the Dutchman set to rewrite the game’s historical past books over the 4 rounds of the marketing campaign that stay.
His lead over team-mate Perez extends to 228 factors, whereas Hamilton has closed to inside 21 factors of the Mexican because the Brit makes an attempt to disclaim Pink Bull a primary ever one-two within the drivers’ standings.
United States GP end result
1) Max Verstappen, Pink Bull
2) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
3) Lando Norris, McLaren
4) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
5) Sergio Perez, Pink Bull
6) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
7) George Russell, Mercedes
8) Pierre Gasly, Alpine
9) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
10) Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
Extra to observe…
F1 heads straight to Mexico for the center leg of the Americas triple header. Watch the entire Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix weekend dwell on Sky Sports activities F1 from Friday, with Sunday’s race at 8pm. Stream F1 on Sky Sports with NOW