Verstappen rules in Las Vegas

Carlos Sainz finishes sixth and Fernando Alonso, ninth


The Dutch driver Max Verstappen (Red Bull) has achieved a hard-fought victory this Sunday at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, the twenty-second round of the Formula 1 World Championship, while the Spaniards Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) finished sixth and ninth, respectively, despite both spinning at the start.

In an event in which he overcame a five-second penalty for pushing Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) off the track, in which he suffered extremely high graining and in which he encountered traffic in the middle of the comeback, the The three-time world champion achieved his eighteenth victory of the year in the 21 Grand Prix contested, equaling the German Sebastian Vettel with 53 victories in F1 in third place in history.

Meanwhile, Leclerc, who overtook the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) in the last meters of the last lap, consoled himself with second position after leading until the halfway point of the race, while ‘Checo’ completed the podium of the first career in ‘Sin City’.