Max Verstappen became the first man to win three sprint races in a single season, storming to sprint victory at the United States Grand Prix.
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton dropped back from Verstappen having provided a real challenge in the opening laps, but still managed to finish in second, ahead of Charles Leclerc who rounded off the podium.
Having qualified third for both the sprint and Sunday's main race, Hamilton once again showed evidence of Mercedes' strong pace this weekend by overtaking Ferrari's Leclerc into turn two and keeping tabs on Verstappen in the early stages of the race.
The Dutchman struggled to get out of DRS range from Hamilton, providing flashbacks to the pair's monumental title battle of 2021.
It wasn't long, however, until Red Bull's superior pace started to show, and Verstappen was able to stretch his legs out in front.
In the end, Russell came home to take one point that will help Mercedes' battle against Ferrari by finishing eighth, but he will be disappointed considering the inspired performance of his world champion team-mate.
United States Grand Prix 2023 sprint results
The final classification from Austin is as follows:
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