” Sebastian Vettel took his eighth consecutive victory in comfortable style at the United States Grand Prix.
Having defended well from pole position, Vettel was never realistically threatened and eventually won by 6.2 seconds. It wasn’t quite the dominant performance of Abu Dhabi or Singapore, however, as Romain Grosjean jumped to second at the start of the race and then closed on Vettel towards the end of each stint.
Mark Webber came home third after having to recover a place from Lewis Hamilton early on, but he was unable to find a way past Grosjean despite numerous attempts at backing off and then attacking the Lotus.
Lewis Hamilton held on to fourth place despite briefly coming under threat from Fernando Alonso. Alonso himself had to hold off Nico Hulkenberg in the closing laps but was able to limit the points loss to Mercedes in the constructors’ championship as Nico Rosberg came home ninth.
Sergio Perez was seventh in his penultimate race for McLaren, finishing ahead of the impressive Valtteri Bottas who scored the first points of his career to brighten what has been a dismal season for Williams thus far. ”
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