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2015: America

Double Victory for Hamilton in America

Lewis Hamilton won the American Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas and also sealed his third Drivers title.

Despite the unexpected dry weather, the start was extremely manic. Hamilton overtook teammate Nico Rosberg. Then Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat began to put pressure on the Mercedes'.

Early contact between the midfield competitors left the circuit scattered with debris. The Virtual safety car was deployed as a result whilst the marshals took to the circuit to clear everything up.

As the grand prix progressed, a number of drivers were lost due to technical issues and other failures. Some stopped on track, others managed to return to the pits and end their races. The real safety made a couple of appearances, which bunched and mixed up the order.

The final few laps saw the lead change a couple of times. Mercedes and Ferrari fought viciously, constantly swapping places. In the end, Hamilton managed to gain and hold the lead until it mattered, crossing the line to win yet another race.

Hamilton's victory helped him to secure the 2015 Drivers' Championship for the third time in his career. This puts him level in the list of all time greats with Mercedes AMG Petronas Chairman Niki Lauda and hero Ayrton Senna. It also makes Lewis the most successful British F1 driver.

Congratulations to Lewis and Mercedes!

 

Driver of the Day: Lewis Hamilton

Result

1 Lewis Hamilton - 1:50.52

2 Nico Rosberg

3 Sebastian Vettel

4 Max Verstappen

5 Sergio Perez

6 Jenson Button

7 Carlos Sainz

8 Pastor Maldonado

9 Felipe Nasr

10 Daniel Ricciardo

11 Fernando Alonso

12 Alexander Rossi

13 Daniil Kvyat               DNF

14 Nico Hulkenburg       DNF

15 Marcus Ericsson       DNF

16 Kimi Raikkonen         DNF

17 Felipe Massa             DNF

18 Romain Grosjean      DNF

19 Valterri Bottas           DNF

20 Will Stevens              DNF