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Raikkonen wins his first race in 2044 days by claiming US GP

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Ferrari speedy Kimi Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix. Its ends his 113-race wait for a top podium. Lewis Hamilton finish on third place behind Max Verstappen. The victory on Sunday was the Finn’s first since March 2013.

Sebastian Vettel takes fourth place to keep 2018 drivers’ championship alive, And it means the title race goes on to next week in Mexico.

“We had enough speed and kept it consistent,” says race-winner Kimi Raikkonen. “It’s been a long time but here we are again.”

“I’m much happier than finishing second… I’m happy.” Kimi added

“I destroyed my shoe, I think I was pushing a bit hard,” says Max Verstappen.

“I was really struggling with the rear tyres when I was battling with Lewis. It was a good fight through the hairpins, clearly Lewis was already on the edge so I’m happy of course to stay in second.”

Lewis Hamilton after finishing third

“Naturally I thought we would be able to do better but this is the best we were able to do in the end.

“We just have to keep working and keep pushing for the next race.

“After my first stop, 12 seconds was way too far to catch up. I’m not really quite sure how the strategy ended up like that.”

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