Both drivers made strong starts and ran to a one-stop strategy with the only cloud on an otherwise sunny day a five-second penalty for Carlos exceeding the track limits and being judged to have gained an advantage. Today’s result sees the team remain in fourth position in the Constructors’ Championship, now 22 points ahead of the fifth placed team.
Only one McLaren finished the United States Grand Prix, after a dramatic start in which Fernando retired at the end of the first lap after sustaining irreparable damage during an incident with another car.
We’re headed Stateside as Round 18 takes us to Texas for the final back-to-back of the season. Austin’s popular Circuit of the Americas is a favourite amongst drivers and fans, not least due to its lively off-track atmosphere. Be it sunshine or storms, our Stetsons are packed, and we’re braced for whatever the weather brings!