Lewis Hamilton wins US Grand Prix to close on fourth world title

• Briton beats Sebastian Vettel into second after German took early lead
• Hamilton needs only to finish fifth in Mexico to seal fourth title

This was a dramatic route to an expected result, as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel traded places early on before the championship leader took charge for yet another victory at the United States Grand Prix.

Hamilton’s sixth win in the past eight races extended his virtually unassailable advantage over Vettel, though the German’s second-place finish means the title fight is still alive for at least another few days. Such is the gap in the standings as the season edges towards its end that this was surely nothing more than destiny deferred in the Texas sunshine.

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Source: Formula 1

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