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Kimi Raikkonen wins the 2018 US GP

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen has won the 2018 United States GP breaking his winless streak of 112 races. Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who started from eighteenth place finished second, while Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who started from pole position, finished third.

Raikkonen started on the front row alongside Hamilton and took over the lead going into turn 1. Hamilton lead in the middle part of the race, but had to pit again for a set of fresh tyres, handing the lead back to the Ferrari driver. 

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was handed a three-place grid penalty for a red flag infringement during one of the practice sessions. As a result, Vettel started from fifth place. Things got worse for him, when he spun his car while racing with Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), which dropped him down to fifteenth place. He eventually recovered and passed Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas to take fourth place. Ricciardo was forced to retire due to a mechanical issue.

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg finished in sixth place ahead of his team mate Carlos Sainz. Force India's Esteban Ocon and Haas' Kevin Magnussen finished in seventh and eighth respectively. However, both cars were later disqualified. Ocon's car was found to exceed the fuel mass flow rate of 100 kg/hr, while Magnussen's Haas had used more than 105 kg of fuel - the maximum allowed during the race.

As a result, Sergio Perez (Force India) was promoted to eighth place ahead of Brendon Hartley in the Toro Rosso. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) finished in tenth place.

With three races to go, Hamilton leads Vettel in the championship standings by 70 points. The next race will be held in Mexico on October 28, 2018.

World Drivers' Championship standings:

Lewis Hamilton - 346

Sebastian Vettel - 276

Kimi Raikkonen - 221

World Constructors' Championship standings:

Mercedes - 563

Ferrari - 497

Red Bull - 337

 
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