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Summary

  1. Hamilton wins, Rosberg 2nd
  2. Hamilton overtakes Rosberg with brave late braking move
  3. Ricciardo 3rd, Bottas 4th, Massa 5th, Alonso 6th
  4. Vettel 7th, Magnussen 8th, Vergne 9th, Maldonado 10th
  5. Sutil and Perez crash, both retire
  6. Hulkenberg out
  7. One safety car
  8. 56 laps

Live Reporting

By Lawrence Barretto

All times stated are UK

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Onwards to Brazil, scene of Lewis Hamilton's greatest day in the sport back in 2008 when he clinched his first - and as yet only - world title. The Briton can't win the title next Sunday, but he can certainly move a giant step closer.

That said, anything can still happen and there are double points on offer in Abu Dhabi, which could really shake things up.

Thanks for your company and contributions. It's been a blast. See you back here Friday. Until then, it's good night from me!

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So was today the day that Nico Rosberg's confidence took a knock-out blow, the German once again having no answer to Mercedes' team-mate Lewis Hamilton's charge to victory from second on the grid?

Keep an eye on the F1 pages or follow @bbcf1 on Twitter for all the reaction from the Austin paddock and the latest news ahead of

next weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.

The pack up has begun in Austin, with Sao Paulo the next stop for the Formula 1 circus. We go from a newish circuit to an old but absolute classic in the form of Interlagos, with first practice kicking off at 12:00 GMT on Friday. Live text commentary will kick off at 11:30.

It was a good day for Williams in terms of the constructors' championship, with the Grove-based team increasing their lead in third place to 42 points over Ferrari. You can see the full standings

here.

Reach for your remotes, folks. Or click the Live Coverage tab at the top of the page because Suzi Perry and the team are go, go, go on BBC One with the United States Grand Prix highlights programme.

Today was Mercedes' 10th one-two finish of the season, tying McLaren's record from 1988. It was also the 12th race they've led from start-to-finish, which also ties McLaren's record from 1988.

Force India: Tough day at the office today. At least only a few days until we're back in action in Brazil!

If you want to catch up on the race you can read the report

here or wait for the highlights, which start on BBC One in eight minutes' time.

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Lotus on Twitter: Hey @JeanEricVergne, @RGrosjean's a little annoyed at what you did to his car! Thanks for returning it.

Today's result means that championship will be decided at the finale in Abu Dhabi, no matter what happens next weekend in Brazil.

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James Brandon: Can't see past Hamilton for the title now, even with the double points party in Abu Dhabi.

Justin: Great race by Lewis Hamilton, let's hope the double point situation in Abu Dhabi doesn't bite him.

Rachel: Allowed the kids to stay up for all of that. British sporting history! Take a bow Lewis Hamilton!

"We are doing what we can," says Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, who finished third. "We all had a great weekend so thank to all the fans. It's a pleasure to come out here.

"Thanks to Red Bull for giving me a package to fight for the podium and I'm really happy with third place.

"You can overtake here. I got Magnussen and then Alonso on the restart so it wasn't too boring out there."

"It kind of sucks for me today," says Nico Rosberg, who finished second. "It took too long for me to find my rhythm. Once Hamilton got by I found my rhythm but that was too late."

The US Grand Prix podium
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Mercedes on Twitter: Here's your #USGP podium folks! Give it up for @LewisHamilton & @nico_rosberg!!

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"I have an incredible team and an incredible car and I had a great opponent today," said race winner Lewis Hamilton. "It is such a privilege to represent my country and to be top of the driver wins is quite special. The car was great today."

Lewis Hamilton asks 1978 world champion Mario Andretti for his Stetson while being interviewed but the American says no, adding "not while I'm doing my official duties". But the Briton gets his wish one the interviews are done and dusted, although it's a bit small for him...

Daniel Ricciardo's third place is his eighth podium of what has been a stunning season. However, the race result means he is now eliminated from the title fight. Only Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can mathematically win this year's title now.

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Here's a random fact for you. It's six years to the day since Lewis Hamilton won the world title at the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Pete: Supreme drive yet again from Lewis Hamilton! he's like a Champion Boxer keeping his opponent at arms-length; always doing just enough.

Andrew Priestley: Brilliant victory from Lewis Hamilton. He managed his tyres, his own race and the gap to Rosberg so well.

Ibraheem Khan: Hamilton wins! Got an answer to everything Nico can throw at him at the moment. Imperious form!

Nico Rosberg smiles as he receives his second-placed trophy but he must be hurting inside. The German has been beaten by Lewis Hamilton again. You have to go back to July and the German Grand Prix for Rosberg's last win.

Now that's a proper trophy which Lewis Hamilton hoists aloft to cheers from team members below and the fans in the grandstand opposite.

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"We didn't quite get to see the wheel-to-wheel action we were looking for, but still a great job from Hamilton. He is a fantastic driver and he deserves all the success and plaudits that go with it."

The British national anthem rings out at the Circuit of the Americas with Lewis Hamilton all smiles on the top step of the podium.

United States Grand Prix result

1) Lewis Hamilton 2) Nico Rosberg 3) Daniel Ricciardo 4) Felipe Massa 5) Valtteri Bottas 6) Fernando Alonso 7) Sebastian Vettel 8) Kevin Magnussen 9) Jean-Eric Vergne 10) Pastor Maldonado

11) Romain Grosjean 12) Jenson Button 13) Kimi Raikkonen 14) Esteban Gutierrez 15) Daniil Kvyat

DNF: Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Adrian Sutil

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"The incredible thing is Rosberg has done a great job this season. And he was only four seconds behind Hamilton in the end. It's not like he is doing a bad job at all, it's just that Hamilton has that little edge."

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Lewis Hamilton waves to the crowd as he heads back to the pits for the podium celebrations. The Briton now leads Nico Rosberg by 24 points with two races and 75 points still on the table.

Team radio

Lewis Hamilton's race engineer: "Get in there Lewis. Epic drive. Epic."

That's Lewis Hamilton's fifth successive victory and 32nd of his career, which means he now holds the outright record for the most wins by a British driver.

This level of dominance has echoes of Sebastian Vettel's incredible finish last season. The German scored nine wins on the bounce to end last year.

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Chequered flag

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Lewis Hamilton wins the United States Grand Prix.

Final lap

Lewis Hamilton starts the final lap, with Nico Rosberg 2.1 seconds behind and struggling to clear the traffic.

Lap 55

Sebastian Vettel passes Jean-Eric Vergne for ninth place while up front, Lewis Hamilton leads Nico Rosberg by two seconds.

Lap 54

Jenson Button is in all sorts of trouble here as Sebastian Vettel barges his way past the 2009 world champion for 10th. Button now out of the points in 11th.

Lap 53

Jean-Eric Vergne's charge continues, the Frenchman managing to make a clean pass this time, with Jenson Button the loser, to take eighth.

Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne
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Lap 52

Third-placed Daniel Ricciardo responds to Felipe Massa's advances and ups the gap to 1.5 seconds with four laps to go. Lewis Hamilton leads Nico Rosberg by 3.4 seconds now. Looks like job done.

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Nige Edwards: I am confused. With Fernando looking so good, why are Ferrari not looking to ditch a very average Kimi?

Lewis: I think this year Vettel has found out how Webber felt last year.

Megan: Can foresee Lewis winning today & next week then having a car failure at Abu Dhabi & Nico winning because of double points.

Lap 51

Felipe Massa is just 1.4 seconds behind Daniel Ricciardo in the battle for third with just five laps to go. Meanwhile, up front race leader Lewis Hamilton leads Nico Rosberg by 2.4 seconds.

David Coulthard

BBC F1 co-commentator

"That was a great pass by Vergne. We have seen him come alive in his wheel to wheel action this season. It's one thing to pull off a late move on the brakes, but it is another to make it stick."

Lap 50

We've got bumper cars up at Turn One as Jean-Eric Vergne barges Romain Grosjean out of the way for ninth place. Pastor Maldonado takes advantage and steals 10th, too. Grosjean down to 11th.

Lap 49

Williams tell Felipe Massa to try and close the gap on Daniel Ricciardo because they think the Red Bull driver might have an issue. Massa responds immediately, reducing the gap from 2.2 seconds to 1.7.