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Although he already won the Championship, Max Verstappen is still hungry and clinched his third consecutive win in Austin after a great recovery drive from P6. Lewis Hamilton came second, followed by Lando Norris in P3.

After Esteban Ocon and Oscar Piastri made contact in lap one, both drivers had to retire their car early on in the race.

Although Mercedes’ pace was good and significantly better than in the last couple of races, the strategy played a big role in Hamilton not winning the race.

He was struggling on the medium tyre early on but got told to stay out because the plan was a one stop strategy. It made him lose important seconds to Verstappen, who was on a two-stop strategy all along.

Aston Martin on the other hand had a weekend to forget after not scoring points in the sprint race and starting the Sunday race from the pitlane.

Although McLaren only had Norris to compete with, him alone was enough to pass the Greens in the Constructors Championship. The Papaya are now fourth in the Championship, behind Ferrari, Mercedes and World Champions Red Bull.

With Hamilton coming second, he closed the gap to Sergio Perez in the Drivers Championship. Perez who came fifth needs to perform in the remaining races to keep his seat at Red Bull for the 2024 season. After his success in the sprint race on Saturday, Verstappen won his 50th GP with a good recovery drive from P6. He has now won the Austin GP for the third consecutive time.

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