Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won a landslide victory at the Grand Prix of the United States.
The start of the race was calm, and the main event was the fact that Sebastian Vettel reacted to the lights of the traffic light better of Lewis Hamilton went into the first turn lead.
After the first round the top ten was as follows: Vettel, Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Daniel ricciardo, Esteban Windows, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz, Felipe Massa, Sergio Perez.
Daniil Kvyat took a solid start, retaining the 11-th place.
On the fourth lap ended the race Nico Hulkenberg due to problems with the technique – truly a nightmare weekend for the German, who in the beginning of the weekend lost 20 places on the starting field.
In spite of a good start, Lewis didn’t panic and moved in short the standby mode to the sixth circle to make excellent overtaking Vettel under the roar of the Texas tribune.
After another lap the peloton lost by Pascal Wehrlein, whose car was damaged as a result of contact with Kevin Magnussen.
The first group of leaders to make a pit stop ricciardo in 13th round and the 16th round, Daniel stopped the fight due to engine failure.
Vettel made his first stop on the 17th lap, Hamilton – on 20 m, but at the exit of the pit lane Briton Sebastian was very close to Lewis, but the rate of SF70H is still not enough to return to the first position in the race.
At the 26th round another engine failure Honda befell Fernando Alonso confident heading to the top ten.
After that, the Director of the broadcast turned his attention to the struggle of the window and Perez. Mexican for four-five laps were urging Force India Esteban command to skip forward, to which he refused.
But on the 34th lap the reluctance of the team from Silverstone to show flexibility over the fact that Perez was ahead of Sainz.
Meanwhile, Raikkonen is all over his compatriot Bottas in the battle for third place, but confused all the cards Max Verstappen being close to Kimi, the Dutchman went for a pit stop.
The decision Red Bull Racing forced to react Ferrari, which came up to the pits Vettel. Returning to the track, Sebastian barely had left behind max.
On the 42nd lap, Kimi finally broke the defence of Bottas and made his way to second place.
At the 47th clash between Marcus Ericsson and Kevin Magnussen, which the Swede came out on 13-e a place, and the Dane went into the turn, but was able to continue the race. It is worth noting that the stewards quickly reviewed the incident, admitting guilt Eriksson, the result is at the finish gained five seconds.
At the beginning of the 51-th circle Vettel on fresher tyres made excellent overtaking Bottas on the outer radius. Soon Raikkonen dutifully missed Sebastian’s to second place, followed by Valtteri, in turn, became easy prey for Verstappen.
On the final lap of a fantastic maneuver at the third position Raikkonen spent Verstappen, however, immediately after the finish the stewards back Kimi to the podium to chastise the Dutchman a five-second penalty for leaving four wheels outside the track during overtaking.
Meanwhile, Hamilton won a comfortable victory. It is recognized that during the weekend in Austin Lewis was in a League of its own.
Bottas finished fifth. For Valtteri checkered flag saw Windows, Sainz, Perez and Massa.
Top ten in Austin was closed by Daniil Kvyat. The return of the Russians in the composition of the Toro Rosso turned out to be successful: Daniel ran a solid race and put in the Treasury of the Italian team one point.
Note that after this race, Mercedes was out of reach for Ferrari in the constructors ‘ championship and won a fourth consecutive victory in the team standings.
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Text online broadcast of the U.S. Grand Prix with pictures you can view on our website.
|4.||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||+16,768|
|6.||Esteban Windows||Force India||+1.28,981|
|8.||Sergio Perez||Force India||Range -1|
|9.||Felipe Massa||Williams||Range -1|
|10.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||Range -1|
|11.||Lance Stroll||Williams||Range -1|
|12.||Stoffel Vandorn||McLaren||Range -1|
|13.||Brendon Hartley||Torro Rosso||Range -1|
|14.||Romain Grosjean||Haas||Range -1|
|15.||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber||Range -1|
|16.||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||Range -1|
|Fernando Alonso||McLaren||24 circle|
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||14 laps|
|Pascal Wehrlein||Sauber||5 laps|
|Nico Hulkenberg||Renault||3 laps|
|4.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||192|
|6.||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||123|
|7.||Sergio Perez||Force India||86|
|8.||Esteban Windows||Force India||73|
|19.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||5|
|22.||Pierre Went Out||Toro Rosso||0|
|23.||Brendon Hartley||Torro Rosso||0|
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