Max Verstappen hits the mark with his win at the United States Grand Prix

With his eighth win of the year, the Dutchman leads Lewis Hamilton with five races remaining to lower the curtain on 2021.

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After a few last laps that kept the spectators out of breath, the Dutchman Max Verstappen He was victorious in the United States Grand Prix, 17th date of the World Cup F1 that was done in the Austin Circuit of the Americas, Texas. 

With this success, the 18th of his campaign in the specialty and the eighth this season, the pilot of Red Bull Racing strengthened his position as championship leader and remains the great favorite to win the crown.

Max Verstappen
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Verstappen, who dominated the classification on Saturday, did not have a good start and that allowed the Englishman Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) win the first position. However, the multiple champion became the hunter after the two stops they both made to wear hard tires.

Hamilton faced the final laps on tires cooler than his rival's, but was unable to overtake Verstappen and the two crossed the line just over a second apart. In that chase, the multiple champion achieved the lap record and added a tournament point.

"Since I lost a position at the start, I had to try something", the winner explained later. “I wasn't sure it was going to work. The last laps have been nice, skidding in the fast corners. It was very good that it worked ", Agregó.

"Max has done a great job today"admitted LH on the podium. “It was a very tough race. I had a good start, I gave it my all, but in the end, they prevailed this weekend and we can't ask for more ”.

The last step of the podium was for the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) privileged witness to the battle for victory between Verstappen and Hamilton. The Top 5 was completed with the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and the Australian Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren).

When the tournament still has five dates, Verstappen is leading the positions with 12 units advantage over Hamilton. The next commitment of the F.1 will be the Grand Prix of Mexico, the November 7.

2021 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIZE RESULTS

pos. No. pilot auto laps. time / diff. pts.
1 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 56 1:34:36.552 25
2 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 56 +1.333s 19
3 11 Sergio Pérez RED BULL RACING HONDA 56 +42.223s 15
4 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 56 +52.246s 12
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 56 +76.854s 10
6 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 56 +80.128s 8
7 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 56 +83.545s 6
8 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 56 +84.395s 4
9 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 55 +1 round 2
10 5 Sebastian Hag ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 55 +1 round 1
11 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 55 +1 round 0
12 18 Throw Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 55 +1 round 0
13 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 55 +1 round 0
14 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 55 +1 round 0
15 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 55 +1 round 0
16 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 54 +2 laps. 0
17 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 54 +2 laps. 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 49 DNF 0
NC 31 Esteban Or with ALPINE RENAULT 40 DNF 0
NC 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 14 DNF 0

PILOT CHAMPIONSHIP

pos. pilot born cars pts.
1 Max Verstappen NED RED BULL RACING HONDA 287.5
2 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 275.5
3 Valtteri Bottas END MERCEDES 185
4 Sergio Perez MEX RED BULL RACING HONDA 150
5 Lando Norris GBR MCLAREN MERCEDES 149
6 Charles Leclerc MON FERRARI 128
7 Carlos Sainz ESP FERRARI 122.5
8 Daniel Ricciardo AUS MCLAREN MERCEDES 105
9 Pierre Gasly FRA ALPHATAURI HONDA 74
10 Fernando Alonso ESP ALPINE RENAULT 58
11 Esteban Or with FRA ALPINE RENAULT 46
12 Sebastian Hag GER ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 36
13 Throw Stroll CAN ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 26
14 Yuki Tsunode JPN ALPHATAURI HONDA 20
15 George Russell GBR WILLIAMS MERCEDES 16
16 Nicholas Latifi CAN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 7
17 Whom Raikkönen END ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 6
18 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1

BUILDERS CUP

pos. team pts.
1 MERCEDES 460.5
2 RED BULL RACING HONDA 437.5
3 MCLAREN MERCEDES 254
4 FERRARI 250.5
5 ALPINE RENAULT 104
6 ALPHATAURI HONDA 94
7 ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 62
8 WILLIAMS MERCEDES 23
9 ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 7

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