The new three-time world champion, the Dutch Max Verstappen conquered the 50th win of his career by winning a strategic United States Grand Prix in Formula 1; ‘Czech‘ PEREZ ended in fifth step.
The Red Bull driver, who starting with the third row fought his way to control the race and crossed the finish line 2.225 seconds behind seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). NATION Norris (McLaren) finished the podium.
The victory of third consecutive world champion at the Circuit of the Americas who also consecrated it last Saturday in the sprint.
Starting from sixth position makes things more difficult,” said Verstappen.
Summer Heat 50 wins “It’s unbelievable and I’m very proud to have made it here. Now we continue to fight to achieve more.”
Verstappen won his third world title in Qatar 15 days ago and earned their fifteenth win of the season, matching the previous season’s record for wins.
They are a huge advantage in the classification of drivers in the World Championship now from 228 points ahead of his teammate, the Mexican Sergio Perez.
During the whole race I had problems with the brakes,” said the reigning world champion, who was jeered by people during the race.
Hamilton was also happy with his walk on American soil. He congratulated Verstappen and Red Bull for an impeccable season.
We caught them at the end and I hope, but we need more laps,” said Hamilton.
Norris in his 100th career in Formula 1, too he was satisfied with his podium in a race where he overtook Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), who started at ‘pole‘ to finish ahead Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and ‘Czech‘ PEREZ (Red Bull).
George Russell the other who played his 100th race, was WAS the seventh (Mercedes), because in front of Pierre Gasly from Alpine, and Lance Stroll who started from the pit lane with his Aston Martin.
Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri) ended tenth and got a extra point for fastest lap.
The race started with 16 cars on the grid and four in the pit lane. Aston Martin and Haas made changes set-up on Saturday night, which led them to start at the starting line by punishment.
Verstappen is the pitted first after 16 laps and returned in the ninth. Norris reacted by entering the pits and handing over the lead to Hamilton a strategic war begins.
Norris rejoined in fourth place. but Hamilton entered the pits turn 21 and rejoined fifth behind Verstappen.
All this left Leclerc in front1.2 seconds behind Norris, but no stop until turn 24 when he returned in the sixth.
Norris took the lead again two seconds ahead of Verstappen, however after stalking his friendthe Dutchman overtook him at turn 28 within the turn 12 and went 3.5 seconds away on lap 35 when Norris He went into the pits to apply more brakes, falling to sixth place.
Verstappen he kept fighting, complaining to his team about his brakes, before returning to the holes and start fourth on hard tires.
Hamilton came back to lead con 7.7 second advantage over Pérez and Leclerc which had to stop again.
He entered the volta 38 to wear rubber socks and rejoined fourth when Verstappen passed Leclerc to take the lead again, followed by Norris.
she tire wear is key in the last laps.
On the way home 49 after being blocked by Norris, Hamilton is in second place 5.2 seconds behind Verstappen with seven to go, putting a tense finale that ended with the reigning world champion winning the competition.