F1: Lewis Hamilton wins fifth US Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton stylishly won his fifth United States Grand Prix on Sunday, as he comfortably headed Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg all the way through and led him home by 4.5s. It was also the 50th victory of Hamilton’s F1 career, putting him one behind Alain Prost for second place in the all-time list, and wiped seven points off Rosberg’s 33-point title lead with three races to go.
Daniel Ricciardo took the final podium place for Red Bull, with team mate Max Verstappen having retired mid-race with suspected transmission issues. Sebastian Vettel finished fourth for Ferrari, whose second car also failed to make the flag as Kimi Raikkonen was the victim of a botched pit stop.
Fernando Alonso was a fighting fifth for McLaren, ahead of Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz and Williams’ Felipe Massa. Force India’s Sergio Perez, McLaren’s Jenson Button and Haas’s Romain Grosjean completed the top ten.