Raikkonen holds off Verstappen and Hamilton in USGP
Title fight goes on to Mexico Taking advantage of one pit stop vs. two for Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen held off Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Hamilton (Mercedes) to win the USGP for Ferrari - his first win in 113 races. Meanwhile Sebastian Vettel choked again and spun out trying to pass the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo on lap 1 and fell to last. He battled back to 4th behind Hamilton in a race he should have won. However, by passing Valtteri Bottas on the last lap Vettel kept the title fight alive until the Mexican GP in one week.
Barely nips Vettel and Raikkonen On his very last lap, Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton turned a lap of 1m32.237s to beat his championship rival Sebastian Vettel by just 0.061s and the 2nd Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen by just 0.070s. But Vettel gets a 3-place grid penalty for ignoring a red flag in Friday practice and will start 5th. Valtteri Bottas was 4th but will move up to 3rd on the grid ahead of the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo and the Force India of Esteban Ocon.
Rain will mix things up America loves its sports, and autumn brings a cornucopia of action that stretches coast to coast, across purple mountain majesties and amber waves of grain, all taking place under spacious skies. As college football rivalries play out on Saturdays to whet fans’ appetites for NFL action on Sundays, amid the MLB playoffs and the start of the NBA and NHL seasons, motorsports remains very much in the mix.
And ignore IndyCar For decades, Formula One has been dubbed the "fastest R&D lab on Earth". The notion was that motor racing technology would sooner or later trickle down to the road car world. While that was certainly the case for some innovations and inventions, it was not necessarily true on a large scale. The challenges of Formula One were often too specific or the cost for industrial-scale production too high to introduce certain technologies in production vehicles. This, however, has changed in recent years.
Another 1-2 for Mercedes in Japanese GP Leading every lap from pole, Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese GP for the 4th time in the last five years. Valtteri Bottas held off a challenge from Max Verstappen to give Mercedes a 1-2 finish. Verstappen had contact with both Ferraris in the early laps but was quick despite a slightly damaged floor. Daniel Ricciardo drove from 15th on the grid to 4th while the choking Ferrari team could only manage 5th and 6th.
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