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Max Verstappen wins Formula 1 ahead of Lewis Hamilton in Austin

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Mith a tactical coup in Texas, Max Verstappen extended his world championship lead in front of a Lewis Hamilton storming towards the end and is heading for his first Formula 1 title. Thanks to two early pit stops, the Red Bull driver celebrated his eighth win of the season at the US Grand Prix. Pole man Verstappen relegated Austin record winner Hamilton to second place with a wafer-thin lead despite a late chase and is now twelve points ahead of the seven-time champion, who secured an extra point for the fastest lap, five races before the season finale.

Mercedes driver Hamilton could not benefit from a quick start and was only a second behind in the end. On Sunday, Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez came in third. Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel dragged himself into the points from 18th place in tenth place after a penalty transfer due to new engine parts. In front of mother Corinna and sister Gina, Mick Schumacher turned 16 at Haas.

In the increasingly intense World Cup duel, Hamilton and Verstappen had already clashed during training. After a wheel-to-wheel duel over the entire start and finish straight, the Red Bull driver insulted the world champion in the Mercedes on Friday as a “stupid idiot” and showed him the middle finger. “It’s not that we’re the only ones who have touched in this sport. Unfortunately, these things happen, ”said the Dutchman, apparently unmoved.

Verstappen secured pole position in Austin, it was his ninth in this heated season. As a result, for the first time since the beginning of the hybrid era in 2014, no Mercedes was at the forefront. From position two, Hamilton looked at the steep ascent to the first corner: within a good 200 meters, it is a full 30 meters uphill.

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