The Austin circuit was chosen by the Mclaren team to announce the renewal of Fernando Alonso. It was the last piece missing, after ending the alliance between Mclaren and Honda, to start a new time with Mclaren and Renault. The confirmation of the Spanish renews for another year with the option of being able to stay if the project is competitive. It also leaves the door open for other competitions like the 24-hour Lemans or Daytona. Alonso pleased to be reunited with Renault, with him he won his two world championships and now he will return to take this engine. Mclaren is pleased with the extension of Alonso`s contract with which they hope to obtain better results. A renewal that arrives marked by another abandonment of the Spanish by problems in its engine. But he has not been the only driver to announce his extension this weekend. Max Verstappen and Red Bull announced the extesion of the driver for three more years. In the team despite the bad luck that has had this season the pilot, continue to rely on the talent of Verstappen.
In Japan. Pierre Gasly lost the title of the Super Formula. The last event is suspended by a typhoon in Suzuka and Gasly loses the title against Hiroaki Ishiura by half a point. Bad news for the French driver, who missed the US Grand Prix to be able to fight for the championship. In Toro Rosso his place was occupied by Brendon Hartley who has been the teammate of Kvyat during the Grand Prix. Hartley managed to finish in the thirteenth position without making any mistakes, while Kvyat finished in the tenth position. Standing ahead all weekend of his new teammate, perhaps in his last race with the team Toro Rosso.
While Carlos Sainz in his debut with Renault made a great race. The Spanish drider showed throughout the weekend that he had pace with the car of the Renault team, winning his teammate in qualifying and race. Hulkenberg retiered because of a problem of his car. Sainz managed to reach the seventh position after making a nice overtaking of Perez. Another driver who had a great race was Verstappen, the Red Bull driver made a great recovery and reached the third position ahead of Raikkonen. But when preparing to climb the podium he was sanctioned for exceeding the limits of track by overtaking the Ferrari driver, therefore settled for the fourth position. Although many disagree with the sanction.
However, if there is a driver and a team with reasons to be celebrating it is the team Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton. The German team won their fourth consecutive world constructors’ championship this weekend. In addition their driver Hamilton is getting closer to winning the world championship of drivers. After losing the first position at the beginning of the race, the English driver managed to recover the first position, returning the overtaking to his biggest rival Vettel. So it is very likely that in the next Grand Prix he will win the world championship of drivers. in my opinion it takes wake emotion to the competition, it is more fun to reach the last race without knowing the champion.