after the pit stop, Hamilton was able to erase a five-second gap to get within DRS range of Verstappen.
The world champion then made the move for victory stick around the outside of Verstappen on lap
I just kept my head down and each lap
was like a qualifying lap
Al Faisal had been down in 27th place after the opening lap
with a run of 1min 39.227sec before leaping up to 17th with a run of 1min 31.821sec.
Kvyat was running in the team's Pirelli tyre test car and he had a fastest time of 1m 29.911s in 111 laps
58 of 58 -- Bottas says that was "definitely my best race ever" and looks a little dumbstruck by his fourth race win.
A few rapid laps
later, Hamilton passed his team-mate who eased over to him a clear run at Turn One in pursuit of Raikkonen.
Zanotti eventually got the upper hand after 20 laps
but with just five laps
remaining again had to pull off the side of the track, his race over, missing out on 19th place.
Hamilton was a huge favourite to extend his advantage over Sebastian Vettel when he took the lead from teammate Valtteri Bottas on the first lap
In a race that featured 17 lead changes and six leaders, Moffitt's unlikely victory after leading for 17 laps
seemed fitting considering the unusual week that he and his team went through while Nemechek, a 2015 winner in Joliet, was left to ponder a very disappointing defeat.
The better quality bores undergo a lap
finish to extreme tolerances in diameter and uniformity as well as surface finish or refinement.
Taylor Lideen from Phoenix won the Solo Men's race with a total of 20 laps
or 512 kms.
The Victory Team never recovered from a penalty lap
at the start and were, therefore, forced to run three long laps
instead of two.
Hamilton, who started from pole position, led virtually every lap
here in Austin to record his 50th career victory and move to within 26 points of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull -- TAG Heuer 44 laps