Kimi Raikkonen won an outstanding United States GP ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with Lewis Hamilton’s title coronation delayed for at least a week.
Hamilton pitted from the lead of the race with 20 laps remaining but couldn’t pass Verstappen, who started in 18th, and Raikkonen for the race victory he required to secure a fifth world championship.
“We made it so hard for ourselves,” Hamilton admitted. “I’m not really quite sure how the strategy ended up like that.”
“Ferrari did the better job, they were quicker today,” said Hamilton.
Sebastian Vettel now must win all of the remaining races to have any hope of beating Hamilton to the championship.
The next race is in Mexico.
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