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  1. Hamilton wins third world title
  2. Rosberg makes mistake in latter stages and Briton breezes past to win
  3. Furious Rosberg throws hat at Hamilton after race
  4. Rosberg 2nd, Vettel 3rd, Verstappen 4th
  5. Kvyat, Hulkenberg, Raikkonen, Ericsson, Grosjean, Massa, Bottas, Stevens out

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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A brilliant race in a brilliant season for Lewis Hamilton. 

Three-time world champion, and you get the feeling that his run of world titles won't end there. 

That's all from us, but I'll leave you to watch the rest of the highlights. See you next week for Mexico.

We just got eaten up - Button

Jenson Button finished a superb sixth today, his highest finish this season and got to enjoy a bit of racing too. He was not massively over the moon though.

"Our pace is nowhere near what we expected here," he said. "We need to go away and look for the reasons why. We just got eaten up as always.

"I'm pleased to finish sixth but the pace of the car was not that exciting. Great to get some points and it was an interesting race as you are making calls all the time. We will get there.

"Lastly congrats to my fellow countryman Lewis Hamilton."

Wait, wait, wait. Stop everything.

There were eight retirements today and not ONE of them was Pastor Maldonado. 

A race like that was surely begging for some Maldonado mishaps. Nope. He finished eighth. 

'You man up and go for it'

Even more quotes from Lewis Hamilton. He tells the BBC: "The emotion is hard to describe. I feel like I could run a marathon now. It is a humbling experience. I now have the same amount of titles as Ayrton. It doesn't seem right, it doesn't seem real.

"I remember every day of my racing career and I'm just grateful for it all. The only one that could get in my way was myself.

"Before I know it I will be at home watching tv with kids running around, so I just want to enjoy it. There was never a moment I didn't believe I could do it. The only time I started thinking about the championship was with 10 laps to go and I was behind Nico. That was the title right there.

"You either stand back and accept second or man up and go for it. I was looking forward to racing Nico but he made it a lot easier for me. It is not easy to have me as a team-mate. In a friendly way I'm the worst team-mate you could happen."

Wherever Lewis Hamilton is celebrating, he discussed his win with DC and Suzi Perry a little earlier.

"I'm the worst team-mate you can have," he says.

Don't think there will be any disagreement there from Nico Rosberg...

Elton John

Somewhere in Austin right about now, Sir Elton John is belting out some of his greatest hits (hopefully while still wearing the amazing tracksuit above) with Lewis Hamilton in attendance. He was desperate to celebrate this title win at Elton's gig.

Super Ham


Midnight in the UK is getting ever closer, and things are getting ever stranger on this page.

From Lewis Hamilton's hair to super Lewis. Why not?

There's a reason behind the madness. Hamilton said he felt like a mixture of superman and Ayrton Senna today.

Hamilton's title-winning hairstyles

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Like the graphics we've been liberally splashing through this live commentary page? We've got plenty, even one of Hamilton's hairstyles throughout the season.


Formula 1

After all of today's excitement It is easy to forget that we still have a season to complete.

There's three races remaining, starting with Mexico next week. If Hamilton wins all three then he will move level with Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher on most wins in a season (13).

Monday's newspapers

Daily Mail

The back page of Monday's Daily Mail. Arsenal supporter Hamilton is probably interested in the story in the bottom half of the paper as well.  

Daily Mail
Daily Mail

Monday's newspapers

The Times

The back page of the Times newspaper is devoted to Lewis Hamilton.

"After winning the US Grand Prix, an emotional Hamilton, whose career has taken him from a council estate in Stevenage to the pantheon of motor racing, hailed his victory as an inspiration for youngsters," writes Kevin Eason.

The Times
The Times

Monday's newspapers

The Guardian

The front page of The Guardian's sport supplement has a picture of Lewis Hamilton on the front.

The Guardian
The Guardian

What the papers say

Right then, the timing of the race today means we are handily placed for a look at what tomorrow's papers make of Lewis Hamilton's title win. Let's take a look...

Can anyone stop him?

Even the Ferrari boss accepts Lewis Hamilton will be the man to beat once again next year...

#Arrivabene: 'To Lewis I say: Congrats and see you next year. My way of making it sound lìke a half-threat' #USGP

#Arrivabene: 'To Lewis I say: Congrats and see you next year. My way of making it sound lìke a half-threat' #USGP

'Potential of being Britain's greatest'

The praise just keeps on coming in. Children's tv presenter Floella Benjamin is another to congratulate the man of the moment.

Congratulations to #Lewis Hamilton on being #F1 World Champ back to back.He has the potential of being Britain's greatest #F1 driver ever

This is Lewis Hamilton's day, but honourable mention for this chap. What a driver he is already.

Pushed the bull to the max! Very happy with today's race! #4th #USGP #F1

Pushed the bull to the max! Very happy with today's race! #4th #USGP #F1

Watch the highlights on BBC One now


The highlights of today's thrilling race have just started on BBC One right now. Seriously, watch them. 

Already seen the race? Doesn't matter, watch it again because that was one of the best for a while.

Britain's greatest?

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As if winning the world title wasn't good enough Lewis, you've only gone and been named Britain's greatest F1 driver by BBC F1 readers in our online vote!

A total of 48% of you voted for Lewis ahead of Jim Clark (below).

Jim Clark
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'This is Lewis's moment'

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says: "We were getting closer, maybe I should've taken more risks. It is a mixed day. A very good race and a fantastic result but it is not good when you find out you can't win the big one.

"We've made a lot of progress, but it is not a secret, there's still a lot we need to gain.

"We are pushing hard and have been all season. I can't predict what is going to happen. Congratulations to Lewis. It is his day and he should enjoy it. A fantastic race and he has driven fantastically this season. This is his year and his moment."

Well played @LewisHamilton . Champion of the world for the 3rd time. Let's try and be proud of our sporting heroes. Bloody marvellous.

One hell of an #F1 much going on. Need to watch it again to understand it all, but as ever, there was only 1 winner @LewisHamilton

Where's Hamilton ranked?

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'Hamilton ran into me and that's one step too far'

Nico Rosberg
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As we've already said, Nico Rosberg was clearly unhappy after the race. A few videos are going round Twitter at the moment showing Rosberg 'throwing a cap' at Lewis Hamilton. Personally, I don't think there was any malice in it.

Anyway, here's a bit more from him: "An extremely tough one. Just thinking about the race, it was my race to win, but with some strange mistake that has never happened to me that was really disappointing.

"Not thinking about the championship, I just wanted to win the race."

Talking about Lewis Hamilton, Rosberg adds: "He has done a great year, so congratulations for that. Turn one it was not decisive for the race as I was able to come back. If I'm leading I have a right to a piece of track. He ran into me and that is one step too far."

Praise from the world of football

3 X @F1 WORLD CHAMPION!!!! Congrats to @LewisHamilton 🏆🏆🏆 #WorldChampion #Formel1 #USGP

Congrats to @LewisHamilton !! @F1 #WorldChampion #Formel1 🏁🏆

Hamilton has every chance of winning more titles. It could be five or six, Mercedes is so superior

Sir Jackie Stewart

Hamilton aims to inspire youngsters

Lewis Hamilton
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"I want to encourage young kids," says Hamilton. "It is about the self belief they have. Hopefully this will inspire parents. I wanted to be Ayrton Senna or Superman when I was younger."

Lewis Hamilton is currently conducting post-race interviews in the media pen with a Union Jack draped around him. 

His voice breaks as he gets all emotional when Lee McKenzie asks him about wanting to emulate Ayrton Senna, and how kids will now want to be like him.

'You definitely rock'

Mario Andretti, the 1978 Formula 1 world champion, is quick to send his congratulations to Lewis Hamilton.

Congrats Lewis @LewisHamilton well deserved race win and 3rd #F1world Title!! You definitely rock!

From one British champ to another

Congratulations to Mercs and Lewis wonderful finish for US Grand Prix great Champion .Congrats to all drivers today