Formula 1 – USA Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton Misses Out On 5th Title
Lewis Hamilton barely neglected to secure a 5th world title when he completed third in an exciting US Grand Prix.
Mercedes let a triumph sneak past their fingers by postponing a second pit stop and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen took his first triumph for over 5 years.
And that’s the guy @ScuderiaFerrari sacrifices in favor of a repeating DNF rookie ! Hopefully @RaikkonenOficia is gonna have a party at @SauberF1Team in 2019/20 because there isn’t gonna much to party about at @ScuderiaFerrari for the next couple of seasons ! pic.twitter.com/nRIhLq4l7r
— Topfuel F1 (@TopFuelF1) October 21, 2018
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen additionally beat Hamilton, who should hold up until the point when the race in Mexico one weekend from now to have another possibility of securing the title.
He leaves Austin, Texas, with an important lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who completed fourth, with 75 accessible over the staying 3 Grand prix.
111 – Kimi Raikkonen has ended his longest winless streaks in #FormulaOne (111 races without victory since 2013 Australian GP). The longest gap between two wins in F1 history. Ice pic.twitter.com/mC46l0QcMy
— OptaJuan (@OptaJuan) October 21, 2018
In an exciting finish to the race, Raikkonen, Verstappen and Hamilton were extremely close to each other and the Mercedes driver flopped in his one chance to pass the Dutchman with three laps to go.
As it occurred, notwithstanding doing that would not have been sufficient to secure the title for Hamilton, as Vettel passed the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas for fourth place on the penultimate lap.
Lewis Hamilton has not been able to secure his fifth Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship after the Briton finished third at the U.S. Grand Prix and Sebastian Vettel finished fourth
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) October 21, 2018
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