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USA GP | Victory and title for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton officially became a 6-time Formula 1 World Champion, while Valtteri Bottas won USA race.

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USA GP | Victory and title for Mercedes
Fuente imagen: MotorLat.com

Before the American weekend there was no doubt: this Sunday Lewis will definitely win the champion title. However, not many could guess what way the team will decide to hold the race and share the results between the teammates.

In Saturday's qualifying, Valtteri Bottas showed the best time and started the race from P1. Lewis Hamilton took only 5 position in quali, so he started the race behind the teammate, two Ferraris and Red Bull.

So, Bottas started from pole and retained the lead in the first corner, but his path to success wasn’t as easy as it might seem. He chose the optimal tactics of two pit stops, but after the second one was behind the teammate Lewis Hamilton. 

The team has prepared different tactics for its drivers. Lewis was going to run the race with one pit stop despite concerns about the condition of the tyres. However, by the last laps Valtteri caught up with him and a fight ensued between the teammates.

The first attempt to attack five laps before the finish Lewis has repulsed, but a lap later Bottas still made overtaking and regained the lead. Lewis couldn’t counterattack anymore, so the fight for the first position was over. Valtteri raced to a second victory in the last three races, and Hamilton had to defend second place from Max Verstappen. 

Although the third place was enough for Hamilton to get the early championship, Lewis continued to fight and kept the Dutchman behind in the end. The new-old Formula 1 World Champion crossed the finish line 4.1 seconds behind the winner Bottas. 

Hamilton became the second driver in the history of Formula 1 to win more than five titles. And next year he can match Michael Schumacher's record of winning the Formula 1 World Championship seven times.

"This is something stunning! Yesterday was not easy, and today the race was hard. Valtteri performed well,” - Hamilton said. - I just wanted to recoup after a bad qualification and bring the team a double. I didn’t think that it would work – it seemed that it was impossible to pass the race with one pit stop."

"Now I am overwhelmed with the emotions. It is a great honor for me to stand side by side with the great ones."

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