Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, of Finland, holds the trophy after winning the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain, finished third. Image Credit: AP

Austin: Lewis Hamilton was forced to wait for a fifth world title when he finished third at the US Grand Prix on Sunday as Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen took a first victory in over five years.

Title rival Sebastian Vettel in another Ferrari was fourth meaning the championship race will probably be decided in Mexico next weekend instead.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second after starting in 18th place.

“Congratulations to Kimi, and great job from Max too. This was the best we could do today, and it was great that we got to do some racing,” said Mercedes star Hamilton.

Raikkonen, whose last win was at the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, was deadpan.

“Obviously I’m much happier than finishing second,” said the Finn.