Max Verstappen Beats Lewis Hamilton But Shaquille O'Neal Takes Center Stage: Best Moments from US GP

After being removed from the racing calendar last year because of the COVID pandemic, United States Grand Prix 
returns this season.

So let’s take a look at the best moments that emerged from the United States Grand Prix.

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Lewis gets a better start

Lewis Hamilton gets the better getaway than pole-sitter Max Verstappen. The duo soon went wheel to wheel as the Dutchman squeezed Hamilton over the pit lane exit line, but the Briton had the line and was able to sweep into Turn 1 in the lead of the race.

Credits: YouTube/Formula 1

Alonso-Kimi squabble

Raikkonen passed Alonso on the outside of turn one on lap 16. The duo made contact, and the Finn ran onto the run-off. Alonso immediately complained his rival had gained an advantage of the circuit, but the stewards ruled in Kimi’s favor.

Credits: YouTube/Formula 1

Raikkonen spun

At the closing stages of the race, Kimi Raikkonen was running strong at P10 thanks to an impressive start to the race. However, with just 3 laps to go, the Iceman spun off the track at Turn 6 and eventually finished thirteenth. 

Credits: YouTube/Formula 1

Max Wins!

After a successful undercut strategy, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen secured his eighth victory of the season after crossing the chequered flag just above a second before Lewis Hamilton. In addition, the Dutchman has extended his lead by 12 points.

Credits: YouTube/Formula 1

Shaq does the podium presentation

The four-time NBA champion, Shaquille O’Neal was one of the most prominent American celebrities to visit the United States Grand Prix. The former Lakers player facilitates the podium winners at the Circuit of The Americas.

Credits: YouTube/Formula 1

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