Why the US GP was F1 at its best

Why the US GP was F1 at its best

Atrocious Austin weather effectively turned the United States Grand Prix into a one-day event, and it showed how good Formula 1 can be with less chance for methodical planning, says BEN ANDERSON

Compared to the nailbiting nature of his first two Formula 1 world championship victories, Lewis Hamilton has enjoyed a relative cruise to his third, but he had to really fight to seal this one in a United States Grand Prix that was breathless, fraught, full of unexpected twists and turns, and a real gloves off battle from start to finish.

It highlighted everything that can be so brilliant about F1 in the right circumstances: close racing all the way through the field, drivers displaying their skills and pushing each other to the limits, unpredictable conditions and strategies.

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