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autoviva2017-10-23 11:57:37

Hamilton just nine points away from title renewal

Mercedes' British driver took a commanding victory in Austin ahead of Ferrari duo

 
 
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Hamilton grabbed his ninth win of the season

Lewis Hamilton took another huge step towards renewing his world title by winning this weekend's United States Grand Prix in Austin. The Brit is just nine points away from grabbing his fourth Formula One world championship.

However things didn't start very well for the MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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driver as he lost the lead to Vettel at the start. He quickly recovered it and commanded until the chequered flag conquering his ninth win of the season and fifth, out of six possible, at the Circuit of Americas.
 
Sebastian Vettel, the early leader of the championship finished second 10.1 seconds behind Hamilton. With just 75 points left to conquer this season, the FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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driver is now 66 points behind the Brit, so the German needs to win all the races until the end of 2017 and hope Hamilton doesn't grab more than 9 points in order to still dream of conquering the drivers' world crown.
 
Although Verstappen was the third to cross the finishing line, he got a five-second penalty for his last lap overtaking on Kimi Raikkonen. The Dutch driver from Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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fell to fourth place, handing a podium finish to the Finn.
 
With Valteri Bottas help, finishing fifth, MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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clinched the constructors' world title for the fourth year in-a-row.
 
Force IndiaForce IndiaForce IndiaIndia, 2007 > present8 models
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's Esteban Ocon managed to hold on to sixth place despite Carlos Sainz Jr challenge. Running his first grand prix with RenaultRenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present189 models
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, the Spaniard scored points on his debut with the team. Sergio Perez was eighth, Felipe Massa and Daniil Kvyat completed the top 10.
 
United States Grand Prix Results
POS DRIVER CAR LAPS GAP
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 1h33m50.991s
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 56 10.143s
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 56 15.779s
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 56 16.768s
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 56 34.967s
6 Esteban Ocon Force India 56 1m30.980s
7 Carlos Sainz Renault 56 1m32.944s
8 Sergio Perez Force India 55 1 Lap
9 Felipe Massa Williams 55 1 Lap
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 55 1 Lap
11 Lance Stroll Williams 55 1 Lap
12 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 55 1 Lap
13 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 55 1 Lap
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 55 1 Lap
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 55 1 Lap
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas 55 1 Lap
- Fernando Alonso McLaren 24 Engine
- Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 14 Engine
- Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 5 Accident
- Nico Hulkenberg Renault 3 Oil pressure

 

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