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Hamilton wins US Grand Prix for McLaren

Monday, 19 November 2012 - 2:36am IST | Agency: Reuters
Red Bull did celebrate another victory, however, securing the constructors' title for a third straight year with Vettel finishing second in the race.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the US Grand Prix on Sunday while Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel failed to clinch his third consecutive drivers' title on his 100th career start. Red Bull did celebrate another victory, however, securing the constructors' title for a third straight year with Vettel finishing second in the race.

The battle for the drivers' title will now come down to the final race on the calendar in Brazil next Sunday with Vettel taking a 13 point advantage over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso into Sao Paulo. Alonso finished third on Sunday.

Formula One United States Grand Prix result

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1:35:55.269
2. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull - Renault +00:00.675
3. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 00:39.229
4. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 00:46.013
5. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 00:56.432
6. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus - Renault 01:04.425
7. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault 01:10.313
8. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 01:13.792
9. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams - Renault 01:14.525
10. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams - Renault 01:15.133
11. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari 01:24.341
12. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso - Ferrari 01:24.871
13. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 01:25.510
14. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber - Ferrari 1 lap
15. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India - Mercedes 1 lap
16. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 1 lap
17. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham - Renault 1 lap
18. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham - Renault 1 lap
19. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia - Cosworth 1 lap
20. Charles Pic (France) Marussia - Cosworth 2 laps
21. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT - Cosworth 2 laps
22. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT - Cosworth 2 laps r. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull - Renault 40 laps r. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - Ferrari 42 laps (rank: r = retired, nc = not classified) Fastest Lap: Sebastian Vettel,1:39.347, lap 56.

(Reporting by Steve Keating, editing by Alan Baldwin)


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