Max Verstappen won the highly excited United States Grand Prix. Max, who started the race from pole, lost the lead to Hamilton. By stopping earlier than Hamilton, Verstappen gained the lead again.
In the final phase of the race Hamilton was closing in rapidly on tyres which were eight laps fresher. Verstappen had to pull out all the stops to stay ahead of his title rival. The Brit was not able to attack and with 1.3 seconds ahead Verstappen won his eighth race of the season.
Besides taking pole position and winning his eighth victory this season, Max was also voted Driver of the Day.