GPI 2016 United States Grand Prix | Page 2

GAME STILL ON 2016.18 Lewis Hamilton finally scored his 50th Formula 1 victory by dominating the United States Grand Prix. Doing all that was required of him as he chases his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg in the championship standings. The reigning F1 world champion never put a foot wrong all afternoon, taking the lead from the moment the red lights went dark, then controlled proceedings from the front until the chequered flag waved. As much as Hamilton did all he was required to do, so did Rosberg by finishing second despite dropping to third as the field roared into Turn 1. He kept his head, tweaked his strategy and was handed some luck with a Virtual Safety Car period was called for, around mid-race, and thus limited the damage in the title race with second place. He leaves Texas with a handy 26 points lead, over Hamilton, with three races remaining in the championship. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was third, his teammate Max Verstappen grabbed headlines as has become his custom, Ferrari slipped up again... We have the weekend in Texas covered. Enjoy! PUBLISHER • PEEVEE MEDIA EDITOR • PAUL VELASCO CONTRIBUTORS • GRAND PRIX 247 • LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC • GETTY IMAGES • HOCH ZWEI • REUTERS • F1 TEAMS & FIA MEDIA CONTACT • [email protected]