Red Bull’s Max Verstappen showed his racing might once again as he overcame a late run by Lewis Hamilton to clinch the US Grand Prix. Hamilton placed a strategy of revving it up in the final laps but a meticulous Verstappen denied him a late charge and came on top after controlling most of the race. The crowd of 140,000 saw Max edging Hamilton by 1.3 seconds in a brilliant performance by both Hamilton and Verstappen.
We lost out in the start and we had to try to do something else. The tyre wear is quite high here and we went aggressive. I was not sure it was going to work. But it is super-nice to hang on.
Max Verstappen, F1 racer, Red Bull
Max did a great job today. It was such a tough race. I got a good start, gave it absolutely everything but at the end of the day they just had the upper hand this weekend and I couldn't really do more. What an amazing crowd.. to perform in front of you guys is such an honour. This is definitely our acceptance into the US. I hope we get more races out here and the sport continues to grow.
Lewis Hamilton, F1 racer, Mercedes