F1 United States GP Live Commentary and Updates - Race day

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By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Haydn Cobb, Megan White

Summary

  • Max Verstappen wins the United States Grand Prix
  • Hamilton finishes second with Perez in third
  • Red Bull take their 200th podium
  • Ocon, Alonso and Gasly retire with mechanical issues

Leaderboard

  1. Verstappen, Red Bull
  2. Hamilton, Mercedes
  3. Perez, Red Bull
  4. Leclerc, Ferrari
  5. Ricciardo, McLaren
  6. Bottas, Mercedes
  7. Sainz, Ferrari
  8. Norris, McLaren
  9. Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
  10. Vettel, Aston Martin
Status: Stopped
15:59 And that's all from us! We'll see you in two weeks' time for the Mexican Grand Prix - as we enter the final five races.
15:59 Here's the race report, if you fancy reliving that thrilling US GP: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1-united-states-gp-verstappen-holds-off-hamilton-charge-for-victory/6708799/
15:53 Shaquille O'Neal is delivering the trophy in a longhorn-adorned car. You know, the usual.
15:45 That was an event to savour, wasn't it? Verstappen now leads the standings by 12 points, as Hamilton cuts the arrears with the fastest lap.
15:40 Leclerc finishes fourth, 24s ahead of Ricciardo, as Bottas eventually passed Sainz for sixth! Norris finishes in eighth, Tsunoda ninth, and Sebastian Vettel gets the last point.
15:40
 
15:39 What a battle between the two current F1 titans - Perez completes the podium and finishes third.
15:39 Raikkonen, with an injured Alfa Romeo after his spin, is overtaken by Stroll on the final lap to see the Aston Martin driver move up to 12th place at the finish.
15:38 Hamilton doesn't get DRS down the back straight, and Verstappen holds on - and wins the United States Grand Prix!
15:37 It's the final lap - but Verstappen begins it by getting DRS off the lapped Schumacher!
15:37 Hamilton brings the gap down to 1.1s with two laps to go, struggling at the start of the next lap but manages to cut it down to 0.8s!
15:35 Bottas, meanwhile, has tried a number of moves on Sainz - but the Ferrari remains unmoved.
15:34 But Hamilton responds, bringing the gap back down to 1.5s on that previous lap! Just a bit of respite?
15:34 Ah, Vettel is handed 10th place as Raikkonen spins off at Turn 6. The Finn is able to continue after a rumble over the grass and gravel but that has wrecked his race as he drops to 12th place behind his team-mate.
15:33 "Gap is up to 1.9s. C'mon mate," Verstappen hears through the radio.
15:32 Vettel gets the move on Giovinazzi done, taking 11th around the outside under braking at Turn 12. He is now going after former team-mate Raikkonen who holds the final points place.
15:32 Verstappen's opened the gap by a tenth on the previous lap, stalling Hamilton's progress for the time being. Perhaps Hamilton's been charging up, or maybe he's taken too much from the tyres.
15:31 Vettel has got within DRS range of Giovinazzi and is weighing up a move for P11. Meanwhile, Alonso has retired from the race with an issue with the rear of his car - the same fate that ended team-mate Ocon's race.
15:29 The gap, however, with five laps left now sits at 1.5s.
15:28 The turbulence from Verstappen's Red Bull is beginning to play with Hamilton in the opening sector now, reducing the Mercedes' drivers progress. Verstappen's been told to focus on his corner exits if DRS comes into play.
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