United States Grand Prix driver ratings

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

Max Verstappen - 4th place, 12 points: 9/10

A performance which highlights just why Verstappen is held in such high regard. Holding station at the start, Verstappen battled with the Ferraris - robustly but ultimately fairly with Kimi Raikkonen - before his race improved further with a good strategic call to fit softs a lap early than many around him at the first stop. As the Red Bulls faded, Verstappen maintained a strong pace and managed to make a set of soft tyres last for exactly half the race distance with a 28-lap stint. Even ran third at one point but knew fighting Vettel was pointless as the Ferrari came past late on. A strong all-round performance.

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