Lewis Hamilton Wins the United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has won the United States Grand Prix in a dramatic fashion after forcing teammate Nico Rosberg into a mistake during the enthralling last 10 laps at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari came in at third position after Rosberg. This is Hamilton’s third Formula One world championship, making him only the second Briton to scoop all three Formula One drivers’ titles after Sir Jackie Stewart.

Hamilton took the first position at the United States Grand Prix, thanks to an error by Rosberg. The mistake came after a restart when Rosberg went for fresher tires. Hamilton decided to stay on the tracks as he was in pursuit of Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat. With 15 laps to go, the British driver got a lifeline when Kvyat lost control at Turn 19 and crashed. This prompted the safety car to be deployed to the track and the British driver stopped for fresh tires.

The “Prince,” as Hamilton is also known, then rejoined in the second position behind Rosberg, setting the two on course for a grand finale with 10 laps to go. With new tires, the Mercedes driver had traction and speed, which Rosberg did not have by the time they clocked 48 of 56 laps. At Turn 12, Rosberg lost traction and his car swerved off the tracks. This gave Lewis Hamilton the chance to speed past his teammate as he won the United States Grand Prix.

By Shepherd Mutsvara
Edited by Leigh Haugh

Sources:
BBC Sports: Lewis Hamilton Wins His Third F1 World Championship
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