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The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) will undergo its second major resurfacing next year to address issues with the track's uneven surface. F1 champion Max Verstappen, along with Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris, expressed dissatisfaction with the track's condition, stating it was not up to F1 standards. The bumps and undulations on the track have been a persistent problem since its construction on marshland 11 years ago. Partial resurfacing was done after complaints in 2021, but the track's condition has deteriorated, leading to the decision for further improvements, with COTA officials addressing the concerns expressed by drivers.
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At the United States Grand Prix, Williams driver Logan Sargeant ended a 30-year wait for an American driver to score points in an F1 race, securing 10th place in Austin. He initially finished 12th but moved up two places after Hamilton and Leclerc's disqualifications. It was a comeback for Sargeant, who had a tough Sprint race on Saturday and a previous retirement in Qatar. Sargeant is the first American F1 driver since 2015 and the first American point-scorer since 1993. Meanwhile, Max Verstappen won the race, with Hamilton in pursuit, but both were disqualified after post-race checks for non-compliance with F1 regulations.
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The United States Grand Prix marked the start of a triple-header and saw Max Verstappen claim his 50th Grand Prix victory. Disqualifications of Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc due to technical violations brought significant changes to the global fantasy rankings, resulting in 25-point penalties for them and their teams. Despite these setbacks, Hamilton's strong performance suggests a potential comeback in the upcoming races. Yuki Tsunoda emerged as the top budget driver with 30 points and the Fastest Lap, while Oscar Piastri's streak came to an end with a disappointing race in Austin.
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Elon Musk showcased the Cybertruck at the Formula 1 race in Austin, potentially boosting its popularity despite recent concerns about Tesla's stock performance and the Cybertruck's production challenges. While Musk's recent gloomy tone affected Tesla's stock price, the Cybertruck's affordability remains uncertain, possibly aligning with the Model X's cost.
Max Verstappen's 50th FIA F1 World Championship race win wasn't a walk in the park. He started in sixth place due to a track limits violation and had to contend with a brake problem during most of the race on Sunday. However, he managed to secure the win, even with a strong challenge from Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, and Peter Windsor explains how he did it.