Mercedes will continue their quest for their first victory in 2022, despite a very strong showing of performance in the Americas.
Lewis Hamilton was in contention for victory throughout the race but was ultimately unsuccessful in defending first from Verstappen in the closing stages of the race.
Regardless of this, Hamilton was pleased with the performance of the W13 post-race and grateful to his team for their efforts.
“I’m shattered. It felt amazing to be in the lead, but the car was a handful today.
“We came here with upgrades, and we closed the gap a little bit. It was so close, and I did everything I could to try and stay ahead, but Red Bull were just a little too quick.
“We’ve been working so hard as a team over this year, and there are lots of positives from the race. As a team, we showed great pit stops and strategy.
“I’m also happy with my performance, and it was showing when we have a competitive car, I can bring it home.
“So we’ll keep pushing, and we’ll try and give it everything we can over the next three races – it’ll come to us at some stage.”