Verstappen doubles Championship lead following win in Austin.

Max Verstappen extends his championship lead after thrilling US Grand Prix.

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Formula 1 returned to the US last weekend, and the race definitely lived up to the expectations it carried. 

Max Verstappen initially lost the lead to Lewis Hamilton, after the Brit made a flying start off the line, diving down the inside at turn one. Verstappen could have fallen down to third by turn four if it wasn't for his teammate, Sergio Perez, backing off and allowing the Dutchman back through. 

As with many races this season, a strategy battle would determine the race win - Verstappen choosing to pit very early and attempt to hold Lewis off towards the end of the race. It was a bold call, but it worked, as Lewis was unable to close the gap to the Red Bull, and Max claimed the 18th victory of his career. 

Lewis Hamilton came home P2 with the other Red Bull of Segio Perez in P3. 

Elsewhere in the race, Charles Leclerc held onto an impressive P4 in the Ferrari. A result that sees him jump ahead of Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz in the standings (who was P7 at the chequered flag on Sunday.) 

On a circuit that everyone seemed to struggle with overtaking, Valtteri Bottas did well to jump from 9th on the grid to 6th at the flag, just behind the Mclaren of Daniel Ricciardo. 

Japanese youngster Yuki Tsunoda drove an impressive defensive race to cross the line P9 with Sebastian Vettel finishing P10. 

Alpine definitely had the toughest day at the office, a double DNF halted the progress the french outfit were beginning to make in the constructor's standings.  

Formula 1 heads to the high altitude Mexican Grand Prix next. A track that has typically suited the Red Bull car. With Verstappen 12 points ahead in the constructor's standings, nothing less than a win will do for Lewis Hamilton. 

This fight will go down to the wire, don't miss it! 


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