Hamilton takes second United States victory

Sunday 18th November 2012, 20:54 by TF1T Staff 

McLaren

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.

For a full race report, check out our live commentary here.

2012 Abu Dhabi GP Results:

PosDriverTeamGapPts
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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