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WATCH: Catch the start of the 2022 United States Grand Prix as pole-sitter Sainz retires

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Pole-sitter Carlos Sainz suffered his sixth DNF of the season at the start of the 2022 United States Grand Prix...

Reigning champion Max Verstappen enjoyed a superior start to Ferrari's poleman Sainz and wrestled the lead away into Turn 1. It was there that Sainz was tapped into a spin by Mercedes' George Russell, who then lost a place to Aston Martin's P5 starter Lance Stroll.

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Sainz ended up limping back to the pits to retire his car and Russell was slapped with a five-second penalty as Verstappen led Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton away.

Watch the dramatic start at the Circuit of The Americas in the video player above.

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