Lewis Hamilton just failed to clinch a fifth world title when he finished third in a thrilling US Grand Prix.
Mercedes let a victory slip through their fingers by delaying a second pit stop and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen took his first victory for more than five years.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen also beat Hamilton, who will have to wait until the race in Mexico next weekend to have another chance of clinching the title.
He leaves Austin, Texas, with a 70-point lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth, with 75 available over the remaining three grands prix.
In a tense finish, Raikkonen, Verstappen and Hamilton were nose to tail and the Mercedes driver failed in his one opportunity to pass the Dutchman with three laps to go.
As it happened, even doing that would not have been enough to clinch the title for Hamilton, as Vettel passed the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas for fourth place on the penultimate lap.
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Source BBC News