Full race results for 2021 F1 US Grand Prix

A thrilling battle between the Formula 1 championship rivals saw Max Verstappen win the strategy battle and take victory at the Circuit of the Americas

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An engrossing 2021 United States Grand Prix saw Max Verstappen hang on at the end as Lewis Hamilton drew in the Red Bull, but in the end it wasn’t enough for the Mercedes driver. 

Verstappen lost the lead off the line and as Hamilton led the first stint of the race, the Dutchman decided to pit early and undercut the Mercedes driver, who himself stayed out a few laps longer. 

That looked like it was the key as Verstappen again to his second stop earlier than Hamilton who stayed out longer in order to have fresher tyres for the final laps. The seven-time champion chased down Verstappen but was unable to make the overtake late on. 

F1 United States GP 2021 – Full Race Results

DriverTeamTimePoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:34:36.55225
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes+1.33319
3Sergio PerezRed Bull+42.22315
4Charles LeclercFerrari+52.24612
5Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+76.85410
6Valtteri BottasMercedes+80.1288
7Carlos SainzFerrari+83.5456
8Lando NorrisMcLaren+84.3954
9Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri1 Lap2
10Sebastian VettelAston Martin1 Lap1
11Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1 Lap0
12Lance StrollAston Martin1 Lap0
13Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo1 Lap0
14George RussellWilliams1 Lap0
15Nicholas LatifiWilliams1 Lap0
16Mick SchumacherHaas2 Laps0
17Nikita MazepinHaas2 Laps0
18Fernando AlonsoAlpineDNF0
19Esteban OconAlpineDNF0
20Pierre GaslyAlphaTauriDNF0

Verstappen reaction

After bringing his Red Bull home for a memorable victory at the Circuit of the Americas, Verstappen was delighted with the strategy call which saw him take his first US Grand Prix win. 

“Of course we lost out in the start so we had to try and do something else,” Verstappen said. “The tyre wear is quite high around this track, we went aggressive and I was not sure it was going to work but the last few laps were fun. A bit sideways through the high-speed corners but super happy to hang on.”

John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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