Lewis Hamilton raced to an impressive victor today at the United States Grand Prix and in the process helped Mercedes clinch the 2017 Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship.
Hamilton came away with his 62nd career victory, his fifth at the Circuit of The Americas and ninth of the 2017 season.
The result also earned the 75th Formula 1 victory for the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows as they sealed their fourth consecutive world title.
Hamilton won ahead of the Ferrari pair of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.
Hamilton (331 points) leads the Drivers’ Championship by 66 points from Vettel (265 points), with Valtteri Bottas (244 points) a further 21 points behind in third.
After the race, Hamilton commented:
“Firstly, I want to say big congratulations to everyone in the team - both back at the factory and here. There has been an incredible push for this kind of performance this year. We really pulled together more than I have experienced and seen over the last five years to create something quite special.
“I’m really proud for everyone, especially going from one era of car to another which is something that has never been done before. It shows the strength of the team and I’m proud to be part of it.
“The race was great, it was probably one of the most fun races that I have had for a while - and there were quite a few fun ones this year. I didn’t get away to a great start, but I was kind of chilled about it, knowing from the past that I can overtake here. I had a lot of fun trying to get closer and overtaking.
“Today the wind changed 180 degrees and it made the track so special to drive; the car felt amazing going through the Esses. We have three more races left this season - and that’s three I want to win.”
|4||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||+16.768s|
|6||31||Esteban Ocon||Force India||+90.980s|
|8||11||Sergio Perez||Force India||+1 lap|
|9||19||Felipe Massa||Williams||+1 lap|
|10||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||+1 lap|
|11||18||Lance Stroll||Williams||+1 lap|
|12||2||Stoffel Vandoorne||McLaren||+1 lap|
|13||39||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||+1 lap|
|14||8||Romain Grosjean||Haas||+1 lap|
|15||9||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber||+1 lap|
|16||20||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||+1 lap|
|NC||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing||DNF|