Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is fighting back from a botched pit stop to win Sunday’s US Grand Prix in Texas.

Max Verstappen fighting back from a botched pit stop to win Sunday US Grand Prix.

The Red Bull The driver, who has already successfully defended his world title, looked set to miss out on another win in 2022 when his team made a pit stop error in the second half of the race.

However, the Dutchman’s greater speed proved decisive as he came back to overtake Lewis Hamilton in the final stage of the race in Texas.

Will be disappointed in Mercedes camp, who will feel they had a chance to win for the first time this season, but they and Hamilton were powerless against Verstappen’s superior bursts on the long straights.

Verstappen’s win was his 13th of the campaign, tying the all-time record for most wins in a season, which he currently holds Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.

Red Bull were also confirmed as Constructors’ champions, now holding a 187-point lead over second place Ferrari.

The Italian manufacturer experienced a disastrous start as the leader Carlos Sainz Jr had to retire at the end of the first lap after contact with George Russell in the opening corner.

However, a teammate is a Spaniard Charles Leclerc enjoyed a strong day, overcoming the 10-place penalty grid to move from 12th to third by the finish.

Red Bull Sergio Perez had to settle for fourth, the Mexican moving from ninth to fourth, while Russell was 36 seconds further back in fifth.

McLaren Lando Norris, Fernando AlonsoVettel, Kevin Magnussen and Yuki Tsunoda entered the top 10 and took places in terms of points.

The most significant shift in the driver standings is that Leclerc has established a two-point lead over Perez in second, while Russell is 47 points behind in fourth.

Hamilton is also closer to overtaking fifth-placed Sainz Jr, the gap now just four points thanks to Hamilton’s second-place finish and the Ferrari man’s DNF.

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