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2018 United States Grand Prix

Pirelli United States Grand Prix

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Round:
18
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
56
Fastest Lap:
Hamilton, 1m37.392
Country:
United States
Circuit:
2018 season:
Report

Kimi! The 39-year-old jumped from his Ferrari like a teenager after quite the most beautifully judged victory, his first in more than five years, the first of his five-year second Ferrari stint.

Into the bargain, his judgement played a crucial role in Lewis Hamilton not clinching the championship. The way he fought the early stages of the race – how he defended when his ultrasofts gave out as Hamilton’s softs were still good – not only forced Hamilton into an extra stop but created the time deficit that his Mercedes just didn’t have the pace to overcome on a day when its tyre degradation was too heavy...

 

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