McLaren Racing’s Lando Norris was promotes to second place in the U.S Grand Prix on Sunday evening after Lewis Hamilton was disqualified from the race for a technical infringement.
Scuderia Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz was also promoted to the podium after the result was amended.
Sainz’s teammate Charles Leclerc was also excluded from the race promoting both Williams driving to the points meaning that Logan Sargeant claimed a point in his home race.
Speaking following the action Lewis Hamilton said:
Firstly, congratulations to Max and Red Bull. They have done an incredible job all year long, they’ve dominated and been nearly flawless. We were catching them towards the end, though. I was hopeful that I could, but I just need a couple of more laps. There has been so much work to bring this upgrade here and it was difficult after the last race in Qatar. I really felt like I let the team down, so I had to go through such a deep process to get myself back to here. It’s one of those experiences of “it’s not how you fall, it’s how you get back up”. I came here in the mood to fight hard, felt great and I’m really happy with my performance.
Overall, we still didn’t perform optimally today. We had good pace and I was feeling great in the car. It was tough racing those around me as they were so quick, but we can be happy with many things. I feel positive as we’re moving forward, even if reflecting on it we could have possibly won today. It is of course disappointing to be disqualified post-race but that doesn’t take away from the progress we’ve made this weekend.