Race Notes – Verstappen wins 13th of the year in Austin

Newly crowned World Champion Max Verstappen took the lead with seven laps to go in his Red Bull to win the United States GP at Austin, Texas. At lap 10 Verstappen leads Hamilton by 3.8 seconds, followed by Russell (10.9s), Perez (12.2s), Stroll (16.4s), Vettel (18.7s), Leclerc (19.3s). On lap 14 Verstappen pits from the lead for hard tyres and he rejoins in second just ahead of Stroll. On lap 15 Perez pits from the lead for hard tyres and rejoins in sixth. On lap 35 Hamilton pits from second for hard tyres and rejoins sixth. On lap 46 Verstappen has closed the gap to Hamilton to 1,9 seconds. At lap 50 Verstappen leads Hamilton by 0.8 seconds, followed by Leclerc (5.3s), Perez (7.1s), Russell (19.1s), Alonso (44.6s), and Norris (45.8s) in seventh.

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