United States Grand Prix driver ratings

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

Carlos Sainz - 7th place, 6 points: 8/10

Verstappen may have been the standout performer in terms of final result, but Toro Rosso had great drives from both of its rookies on Sunday. Sainz blotted his copybook with a crash in Q1 which ruled him out of qualifying and gave his team a lot of work ahead of the race, but starting from 20th a brilliant opening lap saw him gain nine places and he was in the top ten a lap later. Fought hard for position - sometimes too hard as he tangled slightly with Ricciardo - and should have had an extra two points having crossed the line sixth but dropped to seventh as a result of speeding in the pit lane.

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