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Mercedes had not managed US GP perfectly – Wolf

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Mercedes had not managed US GP perfectly - Wolf

Mercedes had not managed US GP perfectly – Wolf

Lewis Hamilton’s race win in the United States Grand Prix was enough to secure him back-to-back drivers’ titles. Becoming the first British driver to do so.

Hamilton lost the initial lead following 16 laps during a strong battle with Daniel Ricciardo, and finally Rosberg managed to pass his team-mate as the top positions shuffled several times during the mid stage of the race.

The final Safety Car saved Lewis’s race, when Daniil Kvyat crashed into the barrier, just ahead of final turn.

Another drama happened, just eight laps of an action-packed race to go, Rosberg made costly mistake, ran wide and Hamilton regained the lead.

While four-time world champion Vettel pushed Rosberg for the second place he needed to keep the title battle blooming, just missed and the Ferrari speedy crossed the line in third.

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff says that Hamilton deserved the US GP victory and also he admits that, his team had not managed the race perfectly.

“Lewis deserves the world championship. He was brilliant in his driving and Nico was a little less lucky.

“We need to build him up again in the next few days, but it’s an amazing feeling, double constructors’ and drivers’ champions.”

“I’m not sure we got it completely right, the last Safety Car saved Lewis’s race, but he deserved the luck,” said Wolff.

The Brits’ 10th victory of the season empowered him to move one victory clear of four-time champion Vettel as the driver with the third most wins in F1 history.

7-time champion Michael Schumacher won 91 Grands Prix, Alain Prost won 51 and Hamilton has now won 43 races, one more than Vettel’s total of 42. Ayrton Senna, Hamilton’s childhood hero and inspiration, won 41.

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