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Verstappen wins US GP and extends lead over Hamilton in F1 World Championship

Verstappen wins US GP and extends lead over Hamilton in F1 World Championship

The Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) won this Sunday in the United States Grand Prix and extended his advantage as leader of the Formula 1 World Championship against Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who was second and the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) third .

Verstappen, who had started in pole position, resisted the final pursuit of Hamilton to achieve his first triumph at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, before some 140,000 spectators.

The Dutchman, who is chasing his maiden Formula 1 title, extended his lead over Hamilton to 12 points with five races remaining to the end of the season.

The Mexican ‘Checo’ Pérez, meanwhile, added the 14th podium of his career in Formula 1. (AFP)

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