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Lewis Hamilton wins the US Grand Prix

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton extends lead over Mercedes teammate Rosberg and becomes the most successful F1 British driver with his 32nd career win.

3 November 2014, 8:54am
Lewis Hamilton caught and passed Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to win the United States Grand Prix and extend his World Championship lead.

Hamilton took his 10th victory of the season thanks to a late and brave move down the inside of Rosberg at Turn 12, after erasing the German's lead.

The result extends Hamilton's lead over Rosberg to 24 points with 75 available in the two remaining races.

The Briton's victory will be another psychological blow for Rosberg, who arrived in Austin, Texas, admitting he needed "three strong races" to have any chance of beating his team-mate to the title.

Hamilton looked the quicker of the two through the practice sessions, but Rosberg took pole after his team-mate hit trouble with his brakes in qualifying.

Rosberg converted that into a lead at the first corner but the fact Hamilton was able to follow within a second of him through to their first pit stops suggested the Englishman did indeed have a pace advantage.

The German's lead gave him the strategic advantage of making his first stop before Hamilton, on lap 15. Hamilton was in next time around and rejoined 2.8 seconds behind.

Five laps later, Hamilton was within a second of the leader and on lap 24 he made the decisive move.

He set the fastest first sector time of the race to that point, to put himself closer to Rosberg's tail as they entered the hairpin before the long straight.

Hamilton then dived for the inside at Turn 12, the hairpin at the end of the straight.

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