Formula 1: Verstappen dominates again and wins the US Grand Prix.

The reigning world champion Max Verstappen (Red Bull), dominated again and won this afternoon at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prixafter the nineteenth appointment of the annual calendar of the automobile category that took place in the city of Austin, state of Texas.

The Dutch pilot, 24 years old, recovered after a pit stop on lap 36 in which there were delays in refueling his tires and ended up vehemently attacking the lead of Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), whom he overtook with five laps to go for the 56 that demanded the requirement in the Circuit of the Americas.

The two-time world champion obtained his thirteenth victory in the season (he matched two records of the Germans Michael Schumacher in 2004 and Sebastian Vettel in 2013) with a difference of 5s. 023/1000 on shooting guard Hamilton. In addition to the victory number 33 in the highest automobile category, Verstappen guaranteed the Constructors’ World Cup for the Austrian team.

The third place was in the hands of the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), who reached 7s. 501/1000 and safeguarded the performance of the Italian teamafter the Spanish Carlos Sainz, who had started on pole position, could barely cover a few meters and left on the first lap, after being touched by the Englishman George Russell (Mercedes).

Fourth place in the standings went to Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), at 8s. 293/1000; fifth was Russell (Mercedes) at 44s. 815/1000; The also British Lando Norris (McLaren) placed sixth at 53s. 785/1000.

After overcoming an incident with the Canadian Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), the Asturian Fernando Alonso (Alpine) arrived in seventh place, while the German Vettel (Aston Martin) was eighth. The scoring positions were completed with the Danish Kevin Magnussen (Haas) in ninth place and the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri), in tenth.

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The race went through the limits of emotion and uncertainty, beyond the fact that Verstappen always seemed to control the pace from the start. LIt is true that a mistake in the Red Bull box when changing tires caused the Dutchman an additional concernbecause he fell to seventh place in the general classification and had to come back with medium tires to climb back to the top of the podium.

In the final stretch of the race, Hamilton, the seven-time world champion who still could not win in 2022, was unable to sustain the pace at the topalthough he tried until the last moment to put Verstappen’s victory at risk.

The Rlap ecord was held by the British Russell, who on lap 56 set a record of 1m. 38s. 788/1000.

Drivers’ World Championship standings: Verstappen 391 points (champion); Leclerc 267; S. Perez 265; Russell 218; Sainz 202; Hamilton 198; Norris 109; Esteban Ocon (France/Alpine) 78; Alonzo 71; Valtteri Bottas (Finland/Alfa Romeo) 46

World Builders: Red Bull 656 points (champion); Ferrari 469; Mercedes 416; Alpine 149; McLaren 138.

Next race: Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday 30 at the Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City.

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