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Verstappen overcomes five-second penalty to win F1 Las Vegas GP


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Published November 19,2023


Red Bull’s Max Verstappen sang “Viva Las Vegas” as he celebrated a record-extending 18th victory of the Formula One season on Saturday and joined Sebastian Vettel in third place on the all-time winners’ record.

The triumph was the 53rd of the triple world champion’s profession, and sixth in a row, and got here after a five-second penalty for forcing Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc off observe in the beginning after which a later collision with Mercedes’ George Russell.

It was additionally Red Bull’s twentieth win in 21 races, one other report for a single season, and accomplished a sweep of three U.S. wins in 2023 for his or her 26-year-old Dutch driver, who was additionally dominant in Miami and Austin.

“It was a tough one,” stated Verstappen, whose race swimsuit additional revved up the Sin City hype with thrives in homage to the signature jumpsuit of the late “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley.

“I attempted to go for it in the beginning, I believe we each braked fairly late after which I simply ran out of grip and we ended up a bit broad so the stewards gave me a penalty for that.

“That put us a little bit on the back foot, I had to pass quite a few cars … It was definitely a lot of fun.”

Leclerc, who had began on pole place, denied Red Bull a seventh one-two end of the season by passing Mexican Sergio Perez on the final lap to grab again second place in a race stuffed with incident.


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