Max Verstappen speaks after his first defeat on track in 20 races. congrats to loris

“You win, you lose. Today was a bit tricky with the medium tyres. When I heard the lap times the McLarens were doing I thought, yeah that’s pretty quick … Lando was flying. I’m very happy for Lando, it’s been a long time coming and it’s not going to be his last [victory]. He definitely deserves it today.”

 

He’s asked what was wrong with his car today: “Understeer, oversteer just very low grip … we have a bit of work to do.”

 

Updated at 17.50 EDT

17.46 EDT

Norris is asked how it feels to win for the first time in F1: “About time, man. [Bad word deleted because this is a family website]. It’s been a long time coming but finally I’ve managed to do it. I’m so happy for my whole team, I’ve finally delivered for them. A shout out to my mum and dad of course … People doubted me along the way but today we put it all together.”

 

Updated at 17.47 EDT

17.44 EDT

Verstappen had won six consecutive races in the US … until today.

 

Updated at 17.44 EDT

17.43 EDT

Everyone seems thrilled for Norris – including the other drivers. Ricciardo runs over to give him a hug.

 

Updated at 17.43 EDT

17.42 EDT

Norris rushes over to the McLaren crew and jumps over the barriers and has a wee crowd surf as they hold him aloft

Gideon Canice

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