Max Verstappen’s Milestone Win at U.S. Grand Prix
In an electrifying U.S. Grand Prix, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen secured his 50th Formula One career win, equalling a season win record. Lewis Hamilton, who initially claimed second place, was disqualified post-race.
Verstappen’s Triumph and Record
Max Verstappen, the three-time world champion, celebrated his 50th career victory at the U.S. Grand Prix. This win also marked his 15th triumph of the season, matching a single-season record he set last year with four races remaining. Notably, he’s secured both the constructors’ and drivers’ titles with Red Bull.
Lewis Hamilton, who initially finished second, was disqualified following post-race checks. This twist in the tale allowed McLaren’s Lando Norris to claim second place. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz rounded out the podium.
Starting from sixth place, Verstappen overcame significant challenges. He expressed his struggles with the brakes during the race but ultimately prevailed. The victory was his third consecutive win at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Hamilton closed in on Verstappen in the closing laps but ultimately ran out of time. He had a thrilling duel with Norris earlier in the race. While Mercedes introduced an upgraded car, they couldn’t quite catch the dominant Verstappen.
Max Verstappen has become the fifth Formula One driver to achieve 50 career wins. His 15 victories in a single season is an exceptional achievement. His success this season is part of Red Bull’s stellar performance.
McLaren moved past Aston Martin in the constructors’ standings, securing fourth place with a solid points haul.
Sergio Perez of Red Bull secured fourth place, and George Russell of Mercedes claimed fifth. Yuki Tsunoda of AlphaTauri secured eighth place and a bonus point for the fastest lap. Unexpectedly, Williams’ Alex Albon and rookie Logan Sargeant finished ninth and tenth, with Sargeant earning his first-ever point in his home race.
Max Verstappen extended his unassailable lead in the championship to 226 points, with Perez 39 points ahead of the closest competitor, Hamilton. Verstappen is closing in on Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel’s win records.
Incidents on the Track
The race featured several incidents, including collisions leading to retirements by Esteban Ocon and Oscar Piastri of Alpine and Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin.
Max Verstappen’s milestone victory and the dramatic disqualification of Lewis Hamilton made the U.S. Grand Prix an unforgettable race.
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