US F1 Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton Achieves Fifth Straight Win

One of the final races of the 2014 F1 season took place this weekend in the city of Austin, Texas. With cooler weather rolling in, sunshine, and a light breeze, the atmosphere was perfect.  

Hamilton and Rosberg have been  neck and neck all season but Hamilton, having won the four previous races, had  managed to stretch out a 17 point lead over his Mercedes teammate going into this weekend. 

At the beginning of the US Grand Prix, it seemed that Rosberg might have the edge as he placed first in qualifying on Saturday. 

However, once again Hamilton came out the winner by taking the lead from Rosberg on lap 24. Hamilton’s fifth victory in a row has enabled him to beat Nigel Mansell’s records for most victories by a British driver in a season – ten – while the Mercedes driver also beat the 1992 World Champion’s overall career total with his 32nd win. And in terms of the title battle, Hamilton now holds a 24-point lead over Rosberg with just two races left to run. 

According to CNN, Hamilton said that, “Nico wasn’t defending really and I almost caught him unaware,”later adding that “there wasn’t a moment in the race when I didn’t think I could get him.” 

A sentiment which is echoed on the scoreboard as Hamilton seems to be pulling away with only two races left to go. However with double points available in the final Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi (50 points on offer for a win), Hamilton’s current 24 point lead ahead of the penultimate race in Brazil means there is still a chance for Rosberg to pull back into the lead.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is now just weeks away. Fans have been anticipating this race all season at the challenging and beautiful venue that is the Yas Marina Circuit. There’s still time to pack your bags to attend the final race of the season! Call us on 0207 456 7100 or visit our Abu Dhabi page for more information.

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