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2016-10-23 22:45

VICTORY IN TEXAS: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton dominated the 2016 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Image: AP / Eric Gay

Texas - Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton remains in the title fight with a dominating drive at the 2016 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

Hamilton, who led from pole position, dominated throughout the race, eventually leading rivals by more than 12 seconds mid-way through the Texas race. 

His victory marks his fourth win in five seasons at the Circuit of the Americas and his first from a pole position start in Texas. His wins ends a dry spell dating back to the German GP in July. Hamilton's team mate Nico Rosberg continues to lead the title race by 26 points with three races left.

As it happened: 2016 United States GP

Rosberg finished in second place followed by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in third. 

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel finished in fourth.

A late tussle with Williams' Felipe Massa and overtaking Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz saw McLaren's Fernando Alonso finishing in fifth place.

Mechanical woes

Red Bull's Max Verstappen's race was cut short due to mechanical issues. The youngster lost power and could be heard over the team radio stating "something hit the engine". He was forced to limp his car off track.

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Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen suffered a similar issue following a botched pitstop. Raikkonen was forced to reverse back to the pits, ending his race. F1 stewards announced they would be investigating Ferrari for an "unsafe release".

2016 United States Grand Prix: Results

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:38:12.618 
2. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes +00:04.520 
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - 00:19.692 
4. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 00:43.134 
5. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 01:33.953 
6. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso - Ferrari 01:36.124 
7. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 1 lap 
8. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 1 lap 
9. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1 lap 
10. Romain Grosjean (France) Haas - Ferrari 1 lap 
11. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) Renault 1 lap 
12. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Ferrari 1 lap 
13. Jolyon Palmer (Britain) Renault 1 lap 
14. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber - Ferrari 1 lap 
15. Felipe Nasr (Brazil) Sauber - Ferrari 1 lap 
16. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 1 lap 
17. Pascal Wehrlein (Germany) Manor - Mercedes 1 lap 
18. Esteban Ocon (France) Manor - Mercedes 2 laps 
Retired. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 19 laps 
r. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull - TAG Heuer 28 laps
r. Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Haas - Ferrari 41 laps 
r. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 55 laps

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