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Max Verstappen withstood Lewis Hamilton’s attack until the last lap in the USA

Mexican Sergio Perez (Red Bull) completed the podium, while Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) finished seventh.

Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) used overtaking at a stopping point (undermining) to beat the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) in Grand Prix in the United States and consolidate its position as a world leader Formula One.

Mexican Sergio Perez (Red Bull) completed the podium, and Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) finished seventh. Spaniard Fernando Alonso (Alpine) also had to leave.

The race was tactical and exciting. ‘Mad Max’ started from pole position, but couldn’t defend on the first lap, as Hamilton won second on the grid.

British shot, but she was not able to open a gap. On the contrary, the Red Bull driver had a better pace than his opponent and introduced his stopping point on lap 11 as a strategy to pass the seven-time champion.

From behind, Fernando Alonso was with two Alfa Romeo’s. With Kimi Raikkonen he could not, but with Antonio Giovinazzi, with controversy in both cases.

Verstappen He started noticing the deterioration and Hamilton was less than three seconds short. Red Bull driver stopped on lap 30. Champion shot seven times. There was a race again with a 16sec difference as Mad Max lowered to just over 11 when Mercedes changed its tyres.

Between one and the other, about nine seconds, but frames Verstappen They had eight more laps. The gap was narrowing and there were only 13 laps left Hamilton It was 4.5 seconds away.

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The Dutchman scored the fastest personal lap to face his opponent’s high speed for the title and did so on the last lap very quickly. Stevenage did not reach Austin’s 56 laps and conceded a stinging loss.

Czech Perez He completed the podium by retaining the third place he had at the start, as did Monaco’s Charles Leclerc (Ferrari).

Australian Daniel Ricardo McLaren came in fifth, and Carlos Sainz lost sixth in the last laps to Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes).

Fernando Alonso, after a combat race, had to leave his car in the pits after 51 laps.

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