Welcome back to Austin Texas, the home of the Long Horns, for the 2022 USA Grand Prix. This circuit is a fan and driver’s favorite to race and be part of the festivities.
It was another sell-out gathering at the Circuit of The Americas also known as “COTA.”
Crosswinds influenced the race today, with some of the racing machinery having sand beached on the gravel or struggling to have control around parts of the fast-snaking part of the track.
This race we saw two safety cars, a yellow flag and a red flag on lap 23. A front-end airborne car by Alonso of Alpine. A high-speed crash involving Stroll of Aston Martin. Overtakes along the track with Verstappen, Hamilton and Leclerc going at each other in the later part of the race. We had it all in Texas! This is what racing is all about!!!!
In the Last 10 Laps we saw the Midfield teams, AlphaTauri, Aston Martin, Alpine and McLaren fighting for points. We saw the drivers of the two lead cars Hamilton and Verstappen fight all the way to the checkered flag. A sensational end to the race saw Verstappen win his 13th race of the season, tying a record held by Schumacher and Vettel.
On the podium was Max Verstappen in 1st, Lewis Hamilton in 2nd and Charles Leclerc in 3rd.
This one is for Dietrich 🙏
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) October 23, 2022
Quote of the Day
“It is very, very sad. What a great man – he’s few of a kind. What he achieved and what he’s done for so many people around the world, across different sports, is second to none”. – Christian Horner, Red Bull team boss on the passing of Dietrich Mateschitz.
Next up on the F1 calendar is the 20th race of the season. F1 heads down to Mexico, home of Sergio Perez of Red Bull Racing for the Mexico Grand Prix. The race goes from October 28th-30th 2022.