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The United States Grand Prix is a motor race that has been held in the U.S. on and off since 1908, when it was known as the American Grand Prize. The race later became part of the Formula One World Championship. As of 2017, the race has been held 47 times, and it has taken place at 10 different locations in total. Since 2012, it has been held every year at the Circuit of the Americas.
The Grand Prix in Austin has proven to be a considerable success, thanks to the Texas capital's growing reputation as a center of music and culture, its friendly citizens and unique atmosphere during the race weekend. It has been lauded from all quarters of Formula One.
Lewis Hamilton just failed to clinch a fifth world title when he finished third in a thrilling US Grand Prix.
Mercedes let a victory slip through their fingers by delaying a second pit stop and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen took his first victory for more than five years.
Hamilton's title rival and Raikkonen's team-mate Sebastian Vettel looked to have handed Hamilton the title early on when he spun battling with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen also beat Hamilton, who will have to wait until the race in Mexico next weekend to have another chance of clinching the title.
He leaves Austin, Texas, with a 70-point lead over Vettel, who eventually finished fourth, with 75 available over the remaining three grands prix.
In a tense finish, Raikkonen, Verstappen and Hamilton were nose to tail and the Mercedes driver failed in his one opportunity to pass the Dutchman with three laps to go.
As it happened, even doing that would not have been enough to clinch the title for Hamilton, as Vettel passed the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas for fourth place on the penultimate lap.
After the race, Force India's Esteban Ocon and Haas driver Kevin Magnussen were disqualified from eighth and ninth places for fuel irregularities.
Ocon's car used more than the permitted maximum fuel flow of 100kg per hour on the first lap and Magnussen's more than the maximum fuel allowance of 105kg for the race.
The decisions moved Ocon's team-mate Sergio Perez into eighth place behind the Renaults of Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley and Sauber's Marcus Ericsson into the final two points positions. Result List
Pos/ Driver/Car/Laps/Time/Retired /Pts
1 /Kimi Räikkönen /Ferrari /56 /1:34:18.643 /25
2 /Max Verstappen /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /56 /+1.281s /18
3 /Lewis Hamilton /Mercedes /56 /+2.342s /15
4 /Sebastian Vettel /Ferrari /56 /+18.222s /12
5 /Valtteri Bottas /Mercedes /56 /+24.744s /10
6 /Nico Hulkenberg /Renault /56 /+87.210s /8
7 /Carlos Sainz /Renault /56 /+94.994s /6
DQ /Esteban Ocon /Force India Mercedes /56 /+99.288s /0
DQ /Kevin Magnussen /Haas Ferrari /56 /+100.657s /0
8 /Sergio Perez /Force India Mercedes /56 /+101.080s /4
9 /Brendon Hartley /Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda /55 /+1 lap /2
10 /Marcus Ericsson /Sauber Ferrari /55 /+1 lap /1
11 /Stoffel Vandoorne /McLaren Renault /55 /+1 lap
12 /Pierre Gasly /Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda /55 /+1 lap
13 /Sergey Sirotkin /Williams Mercedes /55 /+1 lap
14 /Lance Stroll /Williams Mercedes /54 /+2 laps
NC /Charles Leclerc /Sauber Ferrari /31 /DNF
NC /Daniel Ricciardo /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /DNF
NC /Romain Grosjean /Haas Ferrari /DNF
NC /Fernando Alonso /McLaren Renault /DNF
Pos /Driver /Car /Pts
1 /Lewis Hamilton /Mercedes /346
2 /Sebastian Vettel /Ferrari /276
3 /Kimi Räikkönen /Ferrari /221
4 /Valtteri Bottas /Mercedes /217
5 /Max Verstappen /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /191
6 /Daniel Ricciardo /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /146
7 /Nico Hulkenberg /Renault /61
8 /Sergio Perez /Force India Mercedes /57
9 /Kevin Magnussen /Haas Ferrari /53
10 /Fernando Alonso /McLaren Renault /50
1 /Mercedes /563
2 /Ferrari /497
3 /Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer /337
4 /Renault /106
5 /Haas Ferrari /84
6 /McLaren Renault /58
7 /Force India Mercedes /47
8 /Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda /32
9 /Sauber Ferrari /28
10 /Williams Mercedes /7 FanartBannerPotential Filenames
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