Sergio Perez was finally able to secure second place in the Formula One drivers’ championship.
Charles Leclerc overtook Perez for second place on the final lap of what was a wild finish at the Las Vegas Grand Prix on Sunday.
Even with the third-place finish on Sunday, Perez was able to secure enough points to lock up second place in the drivers’ championship. He finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who finished seventh in Las Vegas.
Adding to Red Bull’s success, Max Verstappen won the Las Vegas Grand Prix, which not only ties him for 53 career wins with Sebastian Vettel, but also extends his record for wins in a season to 18. The finish was the first 1-2 finish in the drivers’ championship for Red Bull Racing.
Despite the thrilling race, the weekend was not without controversy. F1 fans filed a class-action lawsuit against the Las Vegas Grand Prix over the handling of refunds for a practice that was canceled. The session was canceled after Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari was damaged when he drove over a valve cover.
With the final race of the week next week in Abu Dhabi, the Constructors’ Championship still remains competitive. Mercedes leads Ferrari by only foour points for second place while McLaren has only an 11-point lead over Aston Martin for fourth place.