US Grand Prix: Verstappen pips Hamilton in thrilling finish – as it happened

Sun 24 Oct 2021 22.06 BST

First published on Sun 24 Oct 2021 19.03 BST. Lap 55/56: Hamilton is within inches of DRS but not quite there. Lap 54/56: Now for those last three laps Mercedes were playing for. Lap 51/56: Verstappen increases his lead for the first time in a good few laps! Lap 41/56: Sainz goes for Ricciardo but can’t make it. Lap 39/56: “It’s all about the last three laps,” Mercedes tell Lewis Hamilton. He’s back out in 2.4secs, 7.8secs behind Verstappen, his tyres eight laps fresher with 18 to go. Lap 36/56: “Tyres feel just about OK,” reports Hamilton. Lap 35/56: Verstappen has gobbled up Perez and is in second, 14secs behind Hamilton.

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