us gp sprint race

The 2023 US Grand Prix Sprint Race, took place at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. It saw Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing clinch the victory.

This makes it his third sprint race win of the year. It makes him the first driver to win three sprints in a single season.

As usual he did so in style by finishing just under 10 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen’s performance included his aggressive defense against Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc into Turn 1. He pushed Leclerc wide before turn one, allowing Hamilton to squeeze past on the inside.

Lewis Hamilton moved into second place despite having to leave the track during his overtake on Charles Leclerc. Race control deemed it not worthy of investigation​​.

Charles Leclerc secured the third spot on the podium, ahead of Lando Norris of McLaren and Sergio Perez of Red Bull Racing. recommends the following articles.

Some key incidents during the race included George Russell’s off-track overtake on Oscar Piastri. This earned Russell a five-second time penalty. Contrasting with his recent success in Qatar, it was a less favorable outing for Oscar Piastri, who finished in 10th place.

Here are the top ten positions from the Sprint Race:

  1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)
  2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
  4. Lando Norris (McLaren)
  5. Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing)
  6. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
  7. George Russell (Mercedes)
  8. Pierre Gasly (Alpine)
  9. Alexander Albon (Williams)
  10. Oscar Piastri (McLaren)​​.

The Final Sprint Race Results

The final results for the whole field are listed below.

1Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1931:30.88
2Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES19+9.465s7
3Charles LeclercFERRARI19+17.987s6
4Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES19+18.863s5
5Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT19+22.928s4
6Carlos SainzFERRARI19+28.307s3
7Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT19+32.403s2
8George RussellMERCEDES19+34.250s1
9Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES19+34.567s0
10Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES19+42.403s0
11Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT19+44.986s0
12Daniel RicciardoALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT19+45.509s0
13Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES19+49.086s0
14Yuki TsunodaALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT19+49.733s0
15Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI19+56.650s0
16Valtteri BottasALFA ROMEO FERRARI19+64.401s0
17Zhou GuanyuALFA ROMEO FERRARI19+67.972s0
18Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI19+71.122s0
19Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES19+71.449s0
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The results of the Sprint Race provided an adrenaline-pumped precursor to the main event.

The new floor on the Mercedes seems to be working well, and while the car is still slower than the Red Bull, Lewis Hamilton seems a lot more comfortable.

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One thought on “United States Grand Prix – Sprint Race”
  1. I disagree with you – apart from the 1st corner race this was about as exciting as watching paint dry. Please take Sprints off th menu for next year’s US GP!

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