Winning here has a very special flavor, because on the eve of everything made us think of a Mercedes in front of the Red Bull on the Austin track. Instead the US GP smiled at Max Verstappen, victorious for the first time in his career in america and leader of the championship with 12 points ahead of his great rival Lewis Hamilton.
Relive Austin Sunday
The “traverses” of the last laps
The Dutchman won the race with an exceptional third stint, where he managed the tires perfectly and Hamilton’s return on fresher tires. Hot, the Dutch commented on his performance: “We had lost the starting position, we had to try to do something different. There is a lot of degradation on this track, we were aggressive even though we didn’t know if the strategy would work. However, the last few laps were fun, I also went sideways in the high speed corners, but I’m very happy I held out. It was extraordinary to be here and to see so many people on the track. “