Lewis Hamilton's fifth world championship celebrations were put on ice after a thrilling United States Grand Prix. The four-time World Champion’s third place podium for the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Team, and Sebastian Vettel's four-placed finish, means the battle for the drivers' championship rolls over to the Mexican Grand Prix on the 28th October.
The race in Austin was exciting from lights to flag, and featured some of the best wheel-to-wheel racing of the season, as Lewis slugged it out in his Silver Arrow with Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen. The raging battle drew the spectators in the grandstands at the Circuit of the Americas to their feet, as they lapped up the fight between the three drivers vying for the victory.
Lewis, who now holds a commanding 70-point lead in the championship over Vettel, took no unnecessary risks and settled for third place after an early strategy call saw him make two stops while his rivals only took one.