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Verstappen wins US GP handy Purple Bull constructors’ title | Autocar India

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Verstappen defeated Hamilton to safe his 13th win this season; Purple Bull take house constructors’ title for first time since 2013.

After wrapping up the drivers’ championship in Suzuka, Max Verstappen helped Purple Bull Racing safe the constructors’ crown by profitable the action-packed United States GP. That is the workforce’s first constructors’ title since 2013 and emotional celebrations adopted as members paid tribute to Purple Bull proprietor and co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who handed away a day earlier.

Lewis Hamilton got here inside touching distance of victory however needed to accept second place. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc recovered from 12th on the grid (following energy unit modifications) to say the ultimate spot on the rostrum.

  • Verstappen wins 5.023sec from Hamilton
  • Leclerc third
  • Alonso handed 30sec penalty

Verstappen defeats Hamilton

Verstappen moved into the lead on the opening lap as polesitter Carlos Sainz suffered a slower getaway. The Ferrari driver was compelled to retire simply moments later as he was tapped by George Russell.

Regardless of a number of Security Automobile re-starts, it appeared like Verstappen was set to take a snug win. Nevertheless, that was put underneath menace as he suffered a sluggish closing pit cease, bringing Hamilton and Leclerc into play.

Verstappen handed Leclerc on Lap 39 after which set about closing the hole to Hamilton. With six laps to go, he used DRS to overhaul Hamilton and reclaim the lead. Crossing the road simply over 5 seconds clear, Verstappen picked up his 13th win this season – equalling Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel’s file for essentially the most race wins in a single season.

“It’s a really tough weekend for us, so this one is certainly devoted to Dietrich himself. What he has executed for everybody… the one factor we may do right now was win and, though after the pit cease it was not wanting nice, I gave it the whole lot on the market and pushed it to the restrict to return again,” Verstappen stated.

Vettel recovers to P7; penalty for Alonso

Having taken a 10-place grid drop for taking new energy unit elements, Leclerc was capable of salvage a podium outcome. Sergio Perez completed fourth, making his means by means of the sphere (from P9 on the grid) after an engine change.

Russell was handed a 5-second time penalty for his opening-lap conflict with Sainz. The Mercedes driver overcame the penalty to complete fifth, adopted by McLaren’s Lando Norris.

Fernando Alonso was concerned in a dramatic incident with Lance Stroll that despatched him airborne. Whereas Stroll retired on the spot, Alonso was capable of keep on to complete seventh on observe. Nevertheless, he dropped to P15 after Haas lodged a protest. Stewards deemed Alonso’s automotive to be in an unsafe situation following his crash with Stroll, and he was handed a 30-second penalty consequently.

This promoted Sebastian Vettel to seventh. The Aston Martin driver led the race at one level, however was hampered by a sluggish 17-second pit cease. He fought his means by means of the pack within the closing few laps, pulling off a transfer on Haas’ Kevin Magnussen on the final lap on the closing nook.

Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon accomplished the highest 10.

Up subsequent is the Mexico GP on October 30. Verstappen has already claimed a record-equalling 13th win this season, however with three extra races to go, he has each likelihood to set a brand new file. After which there’s additionally the query of whether or not Mercedes – armed with a recent set of updates – will have the ability to safe their first win this season.

2022 US GP outcomes

2022 US GP outcomes
Pos Driver Group
1 Max Verstappen Purple Bull Racing
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari
4 Sergio Perez Purple Bull Racing
5 George Russell Mercedes
6 Lando Norris McLaren
7 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas
9 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
10 Esteban Ocon Alpine
11 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo
12 Alexander Albon Williams
13 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri
14 Mick Schumacher Haas
15 Fernando Alonso Alpine
16 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren
17 Nicholas Latifi Williams
NC Lance Stroll Aston Martin
NC Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo
NC Carlos Sainz Ferrari

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