Max Verstappen Wins United States Grand Prix
Verstappen’s Record-Breaking Victory
The Dutchman Max Verstappen, who secured his third Formula One world championship title in Qatar two weeks ago, continued his remarkable winning streak by triumphing at the United States Grand Prix held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. This victory marked Verstappen’s fiftieth win in the premier category, equaling his own record for most victories in a single season: fifteen.
Verstappen, 26, crossed the finish line ahead of Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes Benz and Lando Norris from McLaren, who finished second and third respectively.
Strong Performances from Sainz and Pérez
The race saw a strong performance from the Spanish driver Carlos Sainz, who finished fourth with Ferrari, just one place ahead of his teammate Sergio Pérez, the new Formula One champion’s partner.
Unfortunately, Fernando Alonso, another Spanish driver representing Aston Martin, had to retire from the race due to a problem with the flat bottom of his car, with only five laps remaining at the Texan circuit.
Verstappen Reaches 50 Victories
Max Verstappen achieved his fifteenth victory of the season, matching his own record from the previous year and reaching a milestone of 50 wins in his career. The Dutchman faced a challenging race, starting from the sixth position on the grid. After overtaking Lando Norris and taking the lead, the three-time world champion successfully fended off Lewis Hamilton’s attempts to overtake him in the final stages of the race. Hamilton, utilizing his tire strategy, closed the gap but never made a serious overtaking move. On the final podium, Verstappen was joined by two British drivers, with Hamilton finishing ahead of Norris.
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