Hamilton closes in on title glory

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Published: Sunday 2nd November 2014 by The News Editor

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Lewis Hamilton made British Formula One history as he won the United States Grand Prix for the second time in three years and took another significant stride towards this season’s title.

The gap between Hamilton and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg is now 24 points after the 29-year-old claimed the chequered flag in front of a 100,000-strong crowd at the Circuit of the Americas.

It was the 32nd victory of Hamilton’s career, making him the most successful Briton in F1 in terms of race wins, edging him ahead of 1992 champion Nigel Mansell.

Hamilton also becomes the first non-German to win 10 races in a season, with Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher both having won 11 and 13 apiece in past years.

In addition, Hamilton is now only the seventh driver in F1 to win at least five in a row, with the others being Alberto Ascari, Vettel, Schumacher, Jack Brabham, Jim Clark and Mansell.

It is an historic season for Hamilton, although it will only count for anything if he goes on to add to the championship he won in 2008.

Published: Sunday 2nd November 2014 by The News Editor

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