Kimi Raikkonen wins the United States Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen wins the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. The last time we saw Kimi Raikkonen win a race was at the 2013 Australian Grand Prix. This was his 21st win in his career in Formula One. RedBull’s Max Verstappen finished second. Lewis Hamilton comes third.

Meanwhile, championship leader Lewis Hamilton is waiting for his title for this year’s World Championship. As he needs to now only score eight more points ahead of his championship rival Sebastian Vettel. He still has a seventy point lead over his rival.

“Obviously I’m much happier than finishing second. It’s been a great weekend and the car has been pretty good all the time,” – Kimi Raikkonen

Later on from the race, we found out that Esteban Ocon and Kevin Magnussen had been disqualified from the race due to breaching the fuel flow limit which is 100kg/ hour during the opening lap.

Kevin Magnussen tweeted “Unfortunately today we were racing in Formula Fuelsaving rather than Formula 1. And we used 0.1kg (!) too much for the whole race so we got disqualified. Those are the rules so we just have to manage better. Car was great though and the pit stop was amazing. On to the next one!”

Race results via

  1. Kimi Raikkonen  Ferrari 56 Laps
  2. Max Verstappen  Red Bull Racing +1.281
  3. Lewis Hamilton  Mercedes +2.342
  4. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +18.222
  5. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +24.744
  6. Nico Hulkenberg Renault +1:27.210
  7. Carlos Sainz Renault +1:34.994
  8. Sergio Perez Force India +1:41.080
  9. Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso +1 Lap
  10. Marcus Ericsson Sauber +1 Lap
  11. Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +1 Lap
  12. Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +1 Lap
  13. Sergey Sirotkin Williams +1 Lap
  14. Lance Stroll Williams +2 Laps
  15. Charles Leclerc Sauber DNF
  16. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing DNF
  17. Romain Grosjean Haas DNF
  18. Fernando Alonso McLaren DNF
  19. Esteban Ocon Force India DISQUALIFIED – Fuel Flow Breach
  20. Kevin Magnussen Haas DISQUALIFIED – Fuel Flow Breach

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