Lewis Hamilton wins US Grand Prix to stay in F1 title chase

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lewis Hamilton got the victory he needed to keep his Formula One championship hopes alive. Now he needs more, and he needs Mercedes teammate and rival Nico Rosberg to make a mistake or have a bad race.

Hamilton won his fourth U.S. Grand Prix in five years on Sunday, bolting from pole position and cruising to an easy victory that cut Rosberg's lead to 26 points with three races left.

"Yeehaw!" Hamilton roared over his car radio as he rounded the final turn for the checkered flag on his 50th career victory. "The battle will continue. I'll be going for it."


Formula 1 Leaders: Points
1 N.Rosberg 331 9
2 L.Hamilton 305 7
3 D.Ricciardo 227 1
4 S.Vettel 177 0
5 K.Raikkonen 170 0
6 M.Verstappen 165 1
7 S.Perez 84 0
8 V.Bottas 81 0
9 N.Hulkenberg 54 0
10 F.Alonso 52 0
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