Hamilton Wins The 2015 American GP & Is Crowned World Champion

Lewis Hamilton began the American Formula One GP from second place. He fought his way into the lead in treacherous conditions around the Circuit Of The Americas (COTA). The track was wet all around due to rain; however, rainfall soon stopped, and the track dried out soon.

Mercedes-AMG picked up the constructors championship in the last race itself. Hamilton won the 2015 American GP, and with this, he secured his third Formula One World Drivers' Championship (WDC) with three races remaining in the 2015 competition.

Nico Rosberg finished the 2015 American GP in second place ahead of Sebastian Vettel. Both drivers will fight till the end for the second position. Vettel, currently has 251 points while Rosberg has 247 points. Ferrari will be doing everything possible to help Vettel secure second position in the Championship.

Surprisingly, both McLaren Honda's showcased tremendous race pace in America. Jenson Button finished the race in sixth place while teammate Fernando Alonso was faster, however, with his tyres deteriorating he lost pace and dropped down to eleventh place.

The American GP witnessed eight drivers not finishing the race. Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen secured fourth place while Force India's Sergio Perez held onto the fifth position. Both Williams Racing drivers: Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa—failed to finish.

The next race is being held in Mexico at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit. Qualifying will be held on Oct. 31 in Mexico while the main race is scheduled for Nov. 1.

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Story first published: Monday, October 26, 2015, 11:27 [IST]
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