Max Verstappen humiliated Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the United States GP

The Dutchman left the Briton with the desire after an impressive final lap.

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After an exciting classification, Max Verstappen (Red Bull) made sure to start from pole position at the United States Grand Prix 17a date of the World Cup F1 which is done in the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. The Dutchman, who comes to this race at the head of the championship, thus achieved his eleventh pole position and eighth of this season.

Verstappen was the only driver able to drop the 1m33s by setting on his last attempt 1m32s910 / 1000, leading by 209/1000 to the English. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), her escort in the contest.

Max Verstappen
Photo: Chris Graythen / Getty Images.

Hamilton, a five-time winner on the Texas track, was the first to become the benchmark in Q3 with 1m33s562, although that record was later improved by his Finnish teammate. Valtteri Bottas, with 1m33s474; Verstappen, with 1m33s199; and the mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), with 1m33s180.

After entering the pits for the last time to put new tires, Hamilton returned to the front of the session with 1m33s119, but Verstappen flew like never before to leave him wanting to start at the front of the pack.

Pérez, Bottas and the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) completed the Top 5, although the Nordic will lose five positions in the starting grid after changing the combustion engine of his power unit.

Others who will start from the bottom because they also made changes in their drivers are the German Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin), English George Russell (Williams) and the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine).


1 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:34.352 1:33.464 1:32.910 16
2 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:34.579 1:33.797 1:33.119 16
3 11 Sergio Pérez RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:34.369 1:34.178 1:33.134 19
4 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:34.590 1:33.959 1:33.475 15
5 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:34.153 1:33.928 1:33.606 17
6 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1:34.558 1:34.126 1:33.792 15
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:34.407 1:34.643 1:33.808 15
8 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:34.551 1:33.880 1:33.887 14
9 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:34.567 1:34.583 1:34.118 17
10 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:35.360 1:35.137 1:34.918 18
11 31 Esteban Or with ALPINE RENAULT 1:35.747 1:35.377 12
12 5 Sebastian Hag ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1:35.281 1:35.500 9
13 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:35.920 1:35.794 8
14 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 1:35.756 1:44.549 12
15 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:35.746 DNF 11
16 18 Throw Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1:35.983 7
17 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:35.995 6
18 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:36.311 7
19 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 1:36.499 9
20 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 1:36.796 8

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