Hamilton Wins In Austin After A Dramatic Finish
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton went into Sunday’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas knowing that if he won and Sebastian Vettel finished fifth or lower he would win his fourth world title.
For Hamilton however he will have to wait at least another week as the pair finished the 56 lap race where they started in 1st and 2nd respectively.
Kimi Raikkonen was promoted to the podium finishing in third place having started the race in fifth. Max Verstappen was third having driven from the back of the field to overtake Raikkonen in the final corner however he was deemed to have gained an advantage going off track to gain the place and as a result handed a four second penalty.
Valtteri Bottas finished the race in fifth place just ahead of Force India’s Esteban Ocon. On his debut for thr Renault Sport F1 Team, Carlos Sainz was the star of the race coming home in seventh place.
Sergio Perez finished the race in eighth place just ahead of Williams Martini Racing’s Felipe Massa while on his return to Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat finished the race by rounding out the top ten.
Lance Stroll in the second Williams Martini Racing car finished the event in 11th place just ahead of McLaren Honda’s Stoffel Vandoorne.
Brendon Hartley finished in 13th place on his Formula One debut for Toro Rosso ending the race just ahead of Romain Grosjean.
Marcus Ericsson and Kevin Magnussen rounded out the order in 15th and 16th place respectively.
Fernando Alonso retired from the race with an engine issue while Daniel Ricciardo also retired from the race with an engine failure. Pascal Wehrlein and Nico Hulkenberg also retired from the race.