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To the NBA? This was the Formula 1 free throw tournament at the United States Grand Prix

In the preview of United States Grand Prix of the Formula 1, the pilots of each of the teams were present at a particular event. Next to the N


In the preview of United States Grand Prix of the Formula 1, the pilots of each of the teams were present at a particular event. Next to the NBA, the most important competitors in the motor world participated in a free throw competition. Under the supervision of the former Miami Heat, Chris Bosh, the pilots had their moment to shine.

Besides Bosh, other stars like Dikembe Mutombo (Hall of Fame member and former Atlanta Hawks), Sean Elliott (Champion with Spurs in 1999) and Fabricio Oberto (Champion with Spurs in 2006/2007), were present at the Circuit of the Americas. They advised and supervised the tournament among the top drivers in the world.

The pilots had 10 shots to take. Whoever manages to take the victory, they would cash a check for $ 20,000 that will be donated to different charities. The first to dare to start the tournament were the men of Red bull, Czech Pérez and Max verstappen. The Mexican started his shot quite well and scored on the first attempt. For his part, Verstappen made two of his first three attempts.

The one who quickly reached the top of the drivers’ tournament standings was Daniel Ricciardo. The Australian driver is a great basketball fan and made 7 of his ten shots, being the best. However, the one who took all the jokes was Fernando Alonso. The Asturian’s short stature was a big problem for his shot, although he did not hesitate to laugh at it.

“I will use all my ‘height’ to pull,” said Alonso, causing a great laugh from Esteban Ocon, who is one of the tallest riders on the grid (1m86cm). Although it was not the best team, Alonso made four of the six baskets that Alpine achieved, being quite relegated in the classifier, which Ricciardo ended up winning, although Aston Martin managed to win the accumulated with nine baskets.