Räikkönen looks to defend US GP title

2019 FIA Formula One World Championship 

2019 US Grand Prix 

Circuit of the Americas 
Austin, Texas
Sunday, 3 November 
The 2019 United States Grand Prix will take place on Sunday in Austin which is the capital city of the U.S state of Texas.
Max Verstappen of Red Bull
This will be the 19th round of this year's Championship and it is set to take place at the Circuit of the Americas.
The circuit was the first in the United States to be purpose-built for Formula One.
Kimi Räikkönen will be keen to defend his United States Grand Prix title having won the race last year while representing Ferrari and he has since joined Alfa Romeo.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes finished second, and third respectively.
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton remains at the top of the Drivers’ Championship standings and he only needs a top-eight finish to be sure of the 2019 title on Sunday.
The British driver has made it clear that he wants to stay with Mercedes ahead of the crucial race in Austin.
"I don't particularly see myself going anywhere else," Hamilton told Sky Sports News.
"I love being here at Mercedes and I love being a part of the brand and the history."
Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas, who still has a chance of winning his maiden Formula One title, is placed second on the standings - 74 points behind Hamilton.
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc and Verstappen are placed third, and fourth places on standings, and they have no chance of winning the title.
Mercedes has successfully defended the World Constructors' Championship, securing the title for the sixth consecutive year.
Leclerc's Ferrari are placed second on the standings - 125 points ahead of third-placed Red Bull.

2018 US Grand Prix results

Winner: Kimi Räikkönen - Ferrari
Runner-Up: Max Verstappen - Red Bull 
Third-Place: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes

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Published: 11/01/2019