United States Grand Prix driver ratings

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - United States Grand Prix - Race Day - Austin, USA

Sebastian Vettel - 3rd place, 15 points: 8/10

We’ve become so used to seeing Vettel challenging the Mercedes’ at the front that the end of the race seemed like a usual situation, but it overlooks how far back Vettel came from. An excellent start saw him rise from 13th on the grid to seventh by the end of the opening lap, though after passing Hulkenberg for sixth his car wasn’t quick enough in the wet to make any further progress. As the track dried Vettel came alive and quickly latched on to the back of the Mercedes and Red Bulls before almost spoiling Hamilton’s party as he closed on Rosberg in the final laps.

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