Sebastian Vettel dazzled fans on his final visit to the United States as a Formula 1 driver, with only a slow pit stop preventing him from fighting at the front of the pack.
The retiring German started the race in P10, quickly taking advantage of incidents on the track to climb into the top five.
Following a slow pit stop, Vettel looked nailed on for a P9 finish however on the final lap of the race, the four-time world champion rolled back the years, overtaking Kevin Magnussen to claim P8.
The German pulled off an audacious move in sector three, going round the outside of the Haas at the sweeping Turns 16,17 and 18, making the move stick into the penultimate corner to cross the line ahead of the Dane.
F1 legend Jenson Button was left stunned by the late overtake, telling Sky Sports how impressed he was.
“That last move Seb did on Kevin was one of the best moves I have seen, not just in this race, but that I have ever seen,” he exclaimed.
Vettel himself has expressed how much he will miss moments like this, with only three races left in his illustrious racing career.
“I definitely had some fun and I had tight battles, especially with Kevin at the end.
“It’s a bit of a climax and he’s one of the most difficult ones to overtake in the entire field.
“But he left just enough room and it was good fun for both of us,” he said after the race.
“Obviously, I will miss these moments.
“That’s not a secret,” said the four-time world champion.
Vettel was eventually promoted to P7 following Fernando Alonso’s 30-second penalty for continuing to drive an unsafe car following his collision with Lance Stroll, which saw the Spaniard on two wheels heading towards the wall on the back straight.
The Formula 1 world has urged the German to remain in the sport next year, but Vettel has rejected the idea of a reserve driver role, saying he doesn’t see the point in travelling to every race just to sit and do nothing.
It is believed that the main reason for Vettel’s retirement is that he would like to spend more time with his family, something that is becoming increasingly difficult for the German with the ever expanding F1 calendar.