6 Nov 2014

Hamilton extends F1 lead

11:57 am on 6 November 2014

The British driver Lewis Hamilton has won the US Formula One Grand Prix in Austin, his fifth consecutive win of the season.

Lewis Hamilton driving for Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton driving for Mercedes. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Formula One championship leader extended his lead over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg, who finished second in Texas.

Hamilton now leads by 24 points with two races and 75 points remaining.

The Mercedes drivers finished 4.3 seconds apart to equal McLaren's 1988 record of 10 one-two finishes in a season.

The Australian Daniel Riccardo finished third for Red Bull.