Max Verstappen also won the United States Grand Prix. The victory of the thirteenth season for the Dutchman gives his team the world title with the constructors. Verstappen made up for a poor stopping point in Texas. Lewis Hamilton was second in his Mercedes, Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) third. “We dedicate this to Dietrich (Red Bull Mateschitz founder, red),” Verstappen replied.
2 to 1 in the beginning
Max Verstappen had to start the race in Texas from second place. A great challenge for the world champion who stopped his Red Bull at a corner to attack Sainz Jr at the start.
The Ferrari was a cat bird. Verstappen immediately attacked him.
For Sains Jr., things got worse. After a flick from Russell, the Spaniard flirted. He had to give up the fight with a leak in his Ferrari.
lousy pit stop
The path to a thirteenth win of the season was open to Max Verstappen. Until his team started messing around.
The leader’s second leg completely turned into soup. The screw machine failed to work. Verstappen slipped back to third, behind Hamilton and Leclerc.
On a par with Vettel and Schumacher
With Max Verstappen in the corner, American Formula 1 fans were able to watch a nice duel.
After the world champion reassembled Leclerc, he set his sights on Hamilton. The Briton could have dreamed of a first win of the season, but it was another for Verstappen. His first attack was right on target.
With 13 victories a year, he does so as well as record holders Schumacher and Vettel. In the coming weeks, he can only claim the record. Still on the calendar: races in Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
(Scroll down for an amazing crash)
|Most wins in a season|
|2004||13 (of 18)||Michael Schumacher (Germany)||Ferrari|
|2013||13 (out of 19)||Sebastian Vettel (Germany)||Red Bull|
|2022||13 (out of 19)||Max Verstappen (Netherlands)||Red Bull|
|2002||11 (of 17)||Michael Schumacher (Germany)||Ferrari|
|2020||11 (of 17)||Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain)||mercedes|
|2011||11 (out of 19)||Sebastian Vettel (Germany)||Red Bull|
|2014||11 (out of 19)||Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain)||mercedes|
|2018||11 (out of 21)||Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain)||mercedes|
|2019||11 (out of 21)||Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain)||mercedes|
Red Bull World Championship
Thanks to Max Verstappen’s victory, the Red Bull team can once again call itself world champion for the first time since 2013. The racing stable breaks Mercedes’ dominance. The Germans won the constructors’ world championship eight years in a row.
With their overall win, the Austrian national team was honoured Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz. The businessman passed away this weekend at the age of 78.
Alonso takes off
Fernando Alonso escaped unscathed when he tried to overtake Lance Stroll. The Canadian closed the door, and Alonso stood on his hind legs with the Alps.
Impressive details: The two will be teammates at Aston Martin next year.
For Stroll, the crash marks the end of his race. Veteran Alonso clenched his teeth, fixed his car and took it out of seventh place.
The Spaniard put in a great performance, but disappointment followed. The race jury ruled that Alpine had returned an unsafe car to the track – among other things, Alonso’s side mirror went off during the race – and awarded him a 30-second time penalty.
Alonso is back in fifteenth place. Vettel (P7), Magnussen (P8), Tsunoda (P9) and Ocon (P10) moved into one place.
Max Verstappen: “For Dietrich”
Max Verstappen (Winner): “This was a tough race. Everything looked good until this pit stop took a little longer. We dedicate this win to Dietrich (Machitz, editor), for everything he has done for us. He played a huge role for our team.”
Lewis Hamilton (second): “We came here with some upgrades and were able to narrow the gap. We were so close. I did everything in my power to stay ahead. It was a great feeling to be in the lead, but they were a little bit faster. We’re going to give everything for three more races, I’ll Something is falling from the sky somewhere.”
We will give everything for three more races, something will fall from the sky somewhere.
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