Race, Modern
OCT 24th 2022

Damien Smith

Four talking points from a dramatic US GP

Emotions swirled for Max Verstappen and Red Bull on Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas. Rocked by the death of Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, both driver and team were fired up to pay a fitting tribute by winning the Austin race – only for a fumbled pit stop to threaten that outcome. The double world champion’s temper was frayed (as usual in such circumstances), but he bounced back to overcome Lewis Hamilton, equal the record for most wins in a season and clinch the team’s first constructors’ title in nine years.

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