Hamilton is disqualified from the United States GP; Czech secures place

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The Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and the Englishman Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) were disqualified from the United States Grand Prix, the eighteenth of the Formula One World Championship, held this Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin (Texas).

Therefore, the rest of the participants in the race advanced one place; The Mexican Sergio 'Checo' Pérez finished in fifth but with this sanction he rose to fourth place.

This is how the podium ended, before the sanctions. Photo: Reuters.

Both Leclerc, who had been sixth, and Hamilton - who finished second in the race, behind the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) - were investigated by irregularities in the flat bottom of their cars by the FIA (International Automobile Federation), which finally confirmed his disqualification.

For this reason, Sainz, 29, officially finished the test in third place, behind Verstappen and the Englishman Lando Norris (McLaren), who had crossed the finish line in third position and advanced one.

The Mexican Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), 33, who had finished fifth, is finally fourth in the official classification.

The disqualification of Leclerc and Hamilton allowed the two Williams drivers, the Thai Alex Albon and the American Logan Sargeant, who had finished eleventh and twelfth, to enter the points: in the case of the North American debutant, for the first time in his career in F1.

Another effect of the sanction is that the Mexican Pérez consolidates his position in second place in the championship. This is how the table goes:

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