Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap of the United States Grand Prix with a time just one-thousandth of a second faster than Valtteri Bottas managed.
But Lewis Hamilton was in cruise mode on his one-stop strategy, his best time a full second off what his two-stopping rivals were doing.
A fresh set of rubber a few laps from home allowed Kevin Magnussen to record the third-quickest time of the race as he brought up the rear of the pack in his Haas.
The Hamilton of the midfield was Esteban Ocon, who exercised discipline on a one-stop strategy to bring his car home sixth. This was despite only setting the 13th-fastest lap time and having to off an attack from Carlos Sainz Jnr.
2017 United States Grand Prix lap times
All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded). Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and toggle drivers using the control below:
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2017 United States Grand Prix fastest laps
Each driver’s fastest lap:
|Rank||Driver||Car||Fastest lap||Gap||On lap|
|4||Max Verstappen||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1’38.060||0.294||39|
|8||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso-Renault||1’39.979||2.213||47|
|9||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1’40.102||2.336||14|
|12||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Renault||1’40.462||2.696||43|
|13||Esteban Ocon||Force India-Mercedes||1’40.499||2.733||53|
|14||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes||1’40.851||3.085||14|
|15||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Renault||1’40.971||3.205||19|
2017 United States Grand Prix
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