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Hamilton takes second United States victory
Sunday 18th November 2012, 20:54 by TF1T Staff
Lewis Hamilton retains his 100% win rate in the United States after securing victory in Austin ahead of title leader Sebastian Vettel.
The McLaren driver had to overcome both Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel to take the lead as the former managed to get ahead at the start.
It didn't take long for him to regain second though, but it took a little longer to pass the German who managed to finish just +0.6 seconds behind.
Fernando Alonso secured third, therefore taking the title battle to Brazil where Vettel needs to finish just fourth to win the title no matter how well the Ferrari man does.
Red Bull also became three times constructors' champions despite Webber retiring from the race with yet another alternator failure.
2012 Abu Dhabi GP Results:
Pos Driver Team Gap Pts 01. L. Hamilton McLaren 25 02. S. Vettel Red Bull +0.6 18 03. F. Alonso Ferrari +39.2 15 04. F. Massa Ferrari +46.0 12 05. J. Button McLaren +56.4 10 06. K. Raikkonen Lotus +1:04.4 8 07. R. Grosjean Lotus +1:10.3 6 08. N. Hulkenberg Force India +1:13.7 4 09. P. Maldonado Williams +1:14.5 2 10. B. Senna Williams +1:15.1 1 11. S. Perez Sauber +1:24.3 12. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso +1:24.8 13. N. Rosberg Mercedes +1:25.5 14. K. Kobayashi Sauber +1 lap 15. P. di Resta Force India +1 lap 16. M. Schumacher Mercedes +1 lap 17. V. Petrov Caterham +1 lap 18. H. Kovalainen Caterham +1 lap 19. T. Glock Marussia +1 lap 20. C. Pic Marussia +2 laps 21. P. de la Rosa HRT +2 laps 22. N. Karthikeyan HRT +2 laps 23. M. Webber Red Bull +40 laps 24. J. Vergne Toro Rosso +42 laps
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