Verstappen seals Red Bull Constructors’ Championship with record-equalling US GP win

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Max Verstappen made a late pass on Lewis Hamilton to secure victory in the United States Grand Prix to seal the 2022 Constructors’ Championship for Red Bull.

Max Verstappen recovered from a botched Red Bull pitstop to win the United States Grand Prix, sealing the 2022 Constructors’ Championship as he equalled the all-time wins record in a single season.

Verstappen pitted from the lead for the second time on Lap 36, responding to Lewis Hamilton’s stop the lap before.

Differential issue cost Verstappen 0.3s per lap in Bahrain F1 GPHowever, an 11.1 second pit stop from Red Bull dropped the World Champion down behind Charles Leclerc, with Hamilton enjoying a seven second lead at the time.

After clearing Leclerc, Verstappen hunted down Hamilton, slicing past at Turn 12 on Lap 50 of 56.

Despite some late track limits drama involving the top two, Verstappen took his 13th win of the season – equalling Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel’s tally from the 2004 and 2013 seasons.

It is also Red Bull’s first teams’ title since 2013, as Mercedes’ run of eight-straight titles since 2014 came to an end.

Charles Leclerc recovered to take third from 12th on the grid, as pole-sitter Carlos Sainz retired after first-lap contact with George Russell.

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