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autoviva2014-11-03 11:50:03

Hamilton increases championship lead over Rosberg

British driver won the US Grand Prix

Hamilton increased to 24 points his lead over Rosberg on the championship

In another one-two vitrory from MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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, Lewis Hamilton got the better of Nico Rosberg once again, this time in the United States Grand Prix, in Austin.

Rosberg started from pole and held the lead during the first part of the race. But from the moment the Mercedes changed to the medium tires, Hamilton was clearly stronger than the German and used the DRS system to overtake his team-mate at turn 12, on lap 24.

From that moment on Hamilton had no further opposition and could enjoy his 10th win of the season and thus increase the lead over Rosberg in the championship to 24 points. With this victory Hamilton also became the British driver with the most wins in Formula 1.

Completing the podium in Austin was Red Bull'sRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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Daniel Ricciardo who beat the two WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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to claim third place.

The Australian started slowly from fifth place and lost four positions immediatly but still recovered in the first lap up to the sixth. After the exit of the safety car caused by Sergio Perez crash into Raikkonen and Adrian Sutil, Ricciardo immediately overtook Alonso and passed the two Williams during the pitstops.

Felipe Massa and Valteri Bottas finished fourth and fifth, with the Brazilian staying ahead of his teammate. Alonso finished in sixth place.

To protect the engine by having already exceeded the limit of five engines per season, Sebastian Vettel chose to start with a low downforce configuration. The German had pace difficulties in the beginning but recovered to sixth place, however, he eventually was overtaken by Alonso in the closing laps.

Kevin Magnussen finished in eighth place, ahead of Pastor Maldonado who won the first points for LotusLotusLotusUnited Kingdom, 1952 > present68 models
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since the Monaco Grand Prix. Jean-Eric Vergne finished ninth, but a penalty of five seconds threw the French to the last scoring place.

Check here the Drivers and Manufacturers World Championship standings.

Results United States Grand Prix
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 1:40:04.785
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 +4.3 secs
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 56 +25.5 secs
4 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 56 +26.9 secs
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 56 +30.9 secs
6 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 +95.2 secs
7 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 56 +95.7 secs
8 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 56 +100.68 secs
9 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 56 +107.87 secs
10 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 56 +108.86 secs
11 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 55 +1 Lap
12 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap
13 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 55 +1 Lap
14 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap
15 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 55 +1 Lap
Ret 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 16 Engine
Ret 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1 Accident damage
Ret 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 0 Accident


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