Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, of Finland, celebrates after winning the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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Lewis Hamilton was forced to wait for a fifth world title when he finished third at the U.S. Grand Prix Sunday as Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen took a first victory in more than five years.Hamilton now leads Vettel by 70 points and with 75 remaining in the final three races he can clinch his fifth title by finishing seventh in Mexico, if Vettel wins.If Vettel fails to win, Hamilton will be champion.Raikkonen came home 1.3 seconds ahead of Verstappen with Hamilton finishing a further second adrift after failing to battle past the Dutchman in the final laps.This tactical switching then saw Vettel give up second to Raikkonen before he finally pitted on lap 27, re-joining fifth, 43 seconds adrift of Hamilton, but on much fresher tires.Hamilton needed to finish second, with Bottas retaining fourth ahead of Vettel, to secure his fifth title, but in the final laps it was Ferrari's strategy which triumphed.
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