The Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) signed his eighteenth victory of the season in Las Vegas by beating the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) in a race where he had to fight -fight until the last laps to extend your domain.
The city of Las Vegas, characterized by its nightlife in casinos, also has a circuit ‘built’ through its streets and returned, 41 years later, to host Formula 1 with a race full of overtaking that made up for the problems in the sewer where it started last Friday.
For the 18th time, out of 21, Max Verstappen won on Sunday. Checkered flag and the usual headline, but it does something different.
The five-second penalty and the traffic made him sweat to take the win, with the aforementioned safety car, which he regrouped on the grid, helping him find a Leclerc that he overtook on lap 37, in 50, on the curve. 14, where most of the overtaking was seen.
A Monegasque driver who, once again, had a great Saturday but crashed on Sunday. Of the 24 times he has started in first position, he has only won five. In Las Vegas this statistic grew, troubling the Ferrari driver who left, at least, with a good taste in his mouth for seizing second place from Pérez on the last lap.
A Mexican driver who saw how, once again, he lost a place in the last meters, as happened to Alonso in Brazil.
– F1 Las Vegas GP Results:
.1. Max Verstappen NER Red Bull
.2. Charles Leclerc MY Ferrari
.3. Sergio Pérez MEX Red Bull
.4. Esteban Ocon FROM Alpine
.5. Lance Stroll WILL BE Aston Martin
.6. Carlos Sainz ESP Ferrari
.7. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes
.8. George Russell GBR Mercedes
.9. Fernando Alonso ESP Aston Martin
10. Oscar Piastri AUS McLaren
11. Pierre Gasly FRA Alpine
12. Alex Albon THA Williams
13. Kevin Magnussen YOUR Haas
14. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Alpha Tauri
15. Zhou Guanyu CHN Alfa Romeo
16. Logan Sargeant USA Williams
17. Valtteri Bottas FIN Alfa Romeo
18. Yuki Tsunoda JAP Alpha Tauri RETIRED
19. Nico Hülkenberg GER Haas WITHDRAWN
20. Lando Norris GBR McLaren RETIRED.