Lewis Hamilton was proclaimed champion and was the great protagonist of the GP of the united States. No one can deny, but the team Toro Rosso opositó to be one of the training highlights of the race. Both Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz were two of the riders active in track and achieved a superb performance. Max Verstappen finished fourth after an intense battle, and Carlos Sainz was seventh after a comeback from the last position of the grill. Note outstanding for both riders in a race in which the adaptation to the changing conditions was a fundamental.
Max Verstappen finished fourth in Austin, repeating his best performance in F1, as in the past GP of Hungary also reached this position. However, the ingredients were very different because the Dutch got beat on the track to numerous rivals: “oI Really enjoyed the race today! A fourth position is a great result, the best we could do today. I’ve had some good fights on the track and I would say that it is the most complete of the season until now. Everything has gone as it should, not because I made mistakes and the team did a great job with the strategy”.
In analysis mode, the pilot Dutch affirms: “it Was difficult to find the time to make the change to slicks, because you never want to get ahead and losing time. When I heard on the radio that another car was with slicks and not what he did wrong, I decided to go”. A wise decision to all lights, as it confirms Verstappen: “once I was on soft tyres, not risked much, because I knew that I had to take care of the tires and we were able to get to the end in a solid way. I Am delighted and I would like to thank the team by the exertion of the weekend”.
Carlos Sainz also added his best result in F1 with the seventh place reached in Austin, that could have been a sixth had it not been for a small penalty. The spaniard spent from the drama of falling eliminated in Q1 by an accident to complete a remarkable comeback. As is logical, the spaniard ended up satisfied: “we Were very far away in the output, and now I’m happy for the result today, the best for me until now. Start 20 and finish sixth is just amazing. It has been a race full of action with many safety cars, pit-stops, overtaking. I really have enjoyed this afternoon in Austin!”.
The Spanish pilot discussed their career: “at The beginning I really enjoyed it when it was wet, I managed to remove the weight off after the classification. Was very quick in the wet, as we have seen throughout the weekend,”. In addition, he added: “The intermediate tyres have started to wear down and we couldn’t overtake the Ferrari still faster in the curves. Then the track dried out, I overtook a couple of cars and then the last ‘stint’ has been the most fun. I Am happy and to reach the sixth only a few seconds of the podium is very good“.