2017 American Formula 1 Grand Prix - Race

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We'll be back on Friday for live updates from Mexican Grand Prix practice!
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That wraps up our live text coverage - stay tuned to GPUpdate.net for all the latest reaction, including that Verstappen penalty...
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Verstappen has been handed a five-second time penalty - Raikkonen is third!
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Full results: 1. Hamilton, 2. Vettel, 3. Verstappen, 4. Raikkonen, 5. Bottas, 6. Ocon, 7. Sainz Jr., 8. Perez, 9. Massa, 10. Kvyat, 11. Stroll, 12. Vandoorne, 13. Hartley, 14. Grosjean, 15. Ericsson, 16. Magnussen
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Hamilton's 62nd wins brings him to the brink of the title. All he needs in Mexico is fifth place
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"YES! YES"! yells Verstappen. "Max Verstappen, you are brilliant," says Christian Horner
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"Wooohooo! Great job guys, that was so much fun today!" That's his ninth win of the year
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Mercedes wins the 2017 Constructors' Championship!
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Vettel is second, Verstappen third, and Red Bull go bananas
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And Verstappen takes Raikkonen into Turn 18!
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It's a perfect day for Lewis Hamilton! He wins the United States Grand Prix!
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Verstappen isn't close enough into Turn 12...
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Verstappen is much tighter through the Esses than Raikkonen, courtesy of his fresher tyres
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"You've got one shot at it Max," comes the message from Red Bull
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Final lap
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Verstappen isn't quite within DRS range this time around
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Hamilton begins the penultimate lap - the big focus now is on the battle for third; Raikkonen and Verstappen are split by just 1.3s
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Massa has taken ninth place from Kvyat - and he's now catching Perez
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Vettel is lapping two seconds quicker than Hamilton, but it'd be a tall order to catch the Briton from here
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After those ding-dongs we have Hamilton in the lead, 14s clear, ahead of Vettel, Raikkonen, Verstappen and Bottas
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Bottas pits for Ultra Softs, a wise move
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Bottas re-joins ahead, but not for long - Verstappen uses his superior traction to take fourth
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Verstappen goes down the inside of Bottas at Turn 12 - they brush wheels, and Bottas goes wide!
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Raikkonen moves aside at Turn 1 and Vettel is through for second
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"Seb is now the car behind, Seb is now the car behind," Raikkonen is told. Quelle surprise.
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This is about to get worse for Bottas - Verstappen is now on his tail
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Vettel goes around the outside through Turn 1 - and avoids the lapped Vandoorne - to take third from Bottas!
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Bottas is on older, harder tyres. How long can he hold on for?
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Vettel has a little look into Turn 12, but he's too far back to make a move
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Vettel is within DRS range of Bottas. Here we go
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Stewards have blamed Ericsson for the recent contact, and he copes a five-second time penalty
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Sainz Jr. half thinks about a repeat move around Turn 18, but bides his time
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The battle for sixth is hotting up! Ocon defends from Sainz Jr. into Turn 12
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A replay shows that it was rather six of one, half a dozen of the other
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"He turned in on me," says Ericsson, getting the case for the defence in early
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Magnussen got tipped into the run-off, and Ericsson has minor front wing damage
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Vettel laps Magnussen and Ericsson - and the latter two tangle into Turn 12. That was all rather clumsy
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"Auto function turbo 6," Raikkonen is told. Raikkonen doesn't like it. "Back to turbo 5," comes the reply
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Vettel is 1.1s faster than Bottas on that lap - the gap now 6.4s
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Vettel, meanwhile is 7.5s behind Bottas, with 11 laps remaining
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"How are they so close?" says Hamilton, when informed of the gaps. He's 10s clear of Raikkonen
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In the midfield battle, over 50 seconds off the lead, Sainz Jr. is within DRS range of Ocon in the fight for sixth
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Bottas will surely be prey for Vettel - on Super Softs the Ferrari driver is much happier, pulling clear of Verstappen, and closing on the Finn
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"Nice work. Engine 1. Let's pull a gap," Raikkonen is told
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Raikkonen makes his move up the inside of Turn 12! It's a sublime attempt and he's through
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Hamilton still leads - his advantage now 9.4s - with Bottas second, Raikkonen third, and the two-stopping Vettel and Verstappen fourth and fifth
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Vettel is 14 seconds behind the duelling Finns
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Bottas and Raikkonen stay out, surely sticking to a one-stop. Vettel and Verstappen are lapping much faster...
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Massa passes Grosjean for the final point; the Haas driver tried to hold on, but to no avail
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What do Mercedes and Raikkonen do now? Hold on for a one-stop, or switch to two?
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Vettel comes out ahead of Verstappen, but the gap is a lot closer than it was a few laps ago!
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Ferrari is in the pit lane - it's for Vettel!
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"You know what we're up to, it's going to be a big lap," Verstappen is told
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Red Bull throws a curve ball - Verstappen pits for Super Softs
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Raikkonen is all over Bottas but can't find a way through
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Verstappen is closing on both Finns - he's just 2.3s behind. This could get very spicy, very soon
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"Okay, think about plan B," says Vettel, as Raikkonen sizes up Bottas
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Hang on a second. The battle for second is heating up. Bottas is just 1.5s behind Vettel, and Raikkonen only 0.7s behind him
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Perez has a half-hearted look into Turn 1 but it doesn't work - and now Kvyat smells blood
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Sainz Jr. tries around the outside of Turn 18. He makes it stick. Sensational!
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Perez looks in his mirrors into Turn 12 and defends - Sainz Jr. is all over the Force India
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Sainz Jr. is now all over the back of Perez, who has dropped behind Ocon
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Kvyat is also creeping onto the rear of this battle - it's by far his most competitive showing this season
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"Checo, we need more management. Esteban is doing the management," Perez is informed
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"Sainz is coming. I have a lot of pace. Can you tell Esteban to let me by. I will give him the position in the end," says Perez...
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Up front, Hamilton leads by 4.7s, Vettel is 3.2s clear of Bottas, who in turn is just 1.7s ahead of Raikkonen. Verstappen is 5s behind the Ferrari
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Sainz Jr. is catching the Force India pair - he's just 1.6s behind Perez
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There's one team which could benefit from the battle for sixth...
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Mercifully for Ocon, Massa peels into the pit lane, and the Frenchman is unleashed
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Ocon tries a move into Turn 12 but Massa defends - and now Perez is all over both!
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Massa is the only driver running who has yet to make a pit stop - he's still on Super Softs
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"We need to start to pick up the pace. I am a lot faster," says Perez, right on cue
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Both Force India drivers are catching Massa - Ocon is seventh and Perez eighth
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The biggest battle could soon be for the podium - Verstappen, on fresher tyres, is much faster than Raikkonen, and only six seconds behind
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We're at mid-distance with the race having settled down somewhat now
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Current order: 1. Hamilton, 2. Vettel, 3. Bottas, 4. Raikkonen, 5. Verstappen, 6. Massa, 7. Ocon, 8. Perez, 9. Sainz Jr., 10, Kvyat
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Verstappen's pit stop dropped him back into fifth position, 20 seconds off the lead, and nine seconds behind Raikkonen
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Alonso pulls back into the garage and becomes the fourth retirement of the day, joining Ricciardo, Wehrlein and Hulkenberg
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"I can't believe it! Argh. Another six or eight points..." rues Alonso
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"I think I have an engine issue," he says, and is told to back off
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Verstappen pits for Softs - and elsewhere Alonso is slowing!
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Red Bull is ready in the pit lane - this can only be for Verstappen
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Hamilton has already bolted clear - he's 1.8s up on Verstappen
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Hamilton, though, uses his superior traction to move clear through Turn 14, and Verstappen cannot respond
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Hamilton has DRS and lines up Verstappen along the back straight but the Red Bull driver holds it for now!
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Hamilton is gradually reeling in Verstappen - and Vettel is hanging on to the Mercedes
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Bill Clinton is chatting with Woody Harrelson. Cheers to that
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"That was a bit close guys," says Hamilton
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Raikkonen pits from the lead - that leaves Verstappen up front
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Hamilton stays ahead, and pulls a gap across the rest of the lap.
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Vettel is all over the back of Hamilton - that's a lot closer than many would have expected!
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It's another supreme service by the Mercedes pit crew and Hamilton comes out in third, narrowly ahead of Vettel
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Mercedes is in the pits, and in comes Hamilton
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Alonso asks for a strategy update from McLaren. "We are plan B," he is told
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It was a 2.2 second stop for Bottas. Rapid.
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Bottas pits for Softs - and he's back out in fifth place, behind Vettel
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"Tyres are good. I can extend," says race leader Hamilton
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Vettel pits for Softs. It's swift work from the Ferrari mechanics and he's back out in fifth place
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A replay shows that Ricciardo's engine gave way as he shifted into third gear exiting Turn 12
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Ricciardo climbs from his car and hitches a lift back to the pit lane on a moped
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"Engine's gone," he says
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That's it. Ricciardo is out of the race
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Ricciardo has a problem! He's slowing!
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Ocon has also pitted in the Force India, and he too is on Softs
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Alonso is told to give "100 per cent pace" and he pits from seventh. It's Softs for the McLaren man.
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Hamilton, meanwhile, is 3.6s clear at the head of the field. He's cruising.
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Bottas is 2.9s behind Vettel, and closing in
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Bottas is taking three-quarters of a second per lap out of Vettel
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As Ricciardo takes on new Super Softs, stewards confirm that they will take no further action against his earlier attempt on Bottas
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Ricciardo ducks out of the battle and pits
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Raikkonen is all over Ricciardo in the battle for fourth - they run side-by-side through Turn 13 and the Red Bull driver slams the door shut!
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"I've got blistering on the front left," reports Vettel, who is slipping further away from Hamilton
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"As soon as we get a gap, let's go," says Ricciardo, indicating the pit stop phase is close
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Hamilton's lead is up to 2.6s
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It was a rather 'after you' move, and Verstappen is on his way. "We're back in the game," his race engineer says
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Verstappen passes Ocon for sixth, and his former F3 rival doesn't make it difficult at Turn 12
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Ricciardo informs Red Bull that his tyres are not in a good state - dirty air and his aggressive early laps to blame
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A poor lap from Vettel - Hamilton's lead is now up to 1.8s
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The Lap 2, Turn 1 incident between Bottas and Ricciardo is under investigation
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Bottas has pulled a slight gap over Ricciardo, though has already dropped five seconds to Vettel
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"We are plan A", Hamilton is told, his lead now up to 1.2s.
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A replay shows that Wehrlein got quite a whack from Magnussen on the opening lap - suggesting it could have led to his retirement
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Verstappen is up to seventh place already - he cruises past Alonso along the back straight
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Wehrlein is the second retirement of the day
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Hamilton comes across the line 0.8s clear - can he pull an advantage back to Vettel?
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Vettel tries to fight back straight away but Hamilton holds on through the next turns
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Hamilton dives to the inside into Turn 12 and takes the lead!
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Vettel checks his mirrors and here comes Hamilton!
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Hamilton is right behind Vettel...
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Hamilton is now just half a second behind Vettel - could a move be on the horizon?
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Hamilton sets the fastest lap and he edges closer to Vettel
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Hulkenberg is in the Renault garage - he's out
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Bottas holds on, but that was an outrageous move from Ricciardo
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Ricciardo lunges up the inside of Bottas into Turn 1! That's a move that came from nowhere!
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It's as you were up front - a gap of 1.2s
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Make that 10th - Verstappen passes Perez into Turn 11
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Verstappen, meanwhile, has made progress early on - he's up to 11th
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Raikkonen has re-gained his grid spot after passing Ocon through S2 on the previous lap
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Vettel leads Hamilton by 1.2s - the pair have already gapped the rest
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Magnussen sustained a puncture on the opening lap and he's made his way into the pits
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It's side-by-side into the Esses... and Bottas maintains third!
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Ricciardo challenges Bottas into Turn 1 - they make light contact, but Bottas holds on!
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Vettel leads by 1.3s at the end of the first lap - he's already out of DRS
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Alonso and Sainz Jr. run side-by-side along the back straight and it's the McLaren driver who holds on!
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Vettel is already trying to build a gap after his rapid getaway - he's got breathing space back to Hamilton
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Vettel leads Hamilton, Bottas, Ricciardo, Ocon, Raikkonen, Alonso, Sainz, Massa and Perez
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Lights out and away we go! Hamilton moves across on Vettel but the German takes the lead into Turn 1!
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We have five lights!
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Hamilton leads the field onto the grid...
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Usain Bolt waves away the drivers for the formation lap!
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"Gentlemen! Start your engines, and let's get ready to rumble" yells Buffer, who has now found the podium
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The grid, which features a dash of pink as part of F1's drive to raise awareness of Breast Cancer, is gradually being cleared
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It's a warm day at Austin - air temperature is at 24°C, with the track at 33°C
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There are two DRS zones - one along the main straight, the other on the back straight
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Pirelli expects a two-stop strategy to prevail, though teams could push for a one-stop, which has been the favoured approach for most 2017 races
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Pirelli has nominated the Ultra Soft (pink), Super Soft (red) and Soft (yellow) for this event
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And now, onto the actual show - the 56-lap Grand Prix
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The US anthem is impeccably observed, and magnificently sung.
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Hamilton does a half-dance as he's the final driver to be introduced
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"Hold onto your shoes, here comes Riccy Rocket, the honey badger." Well...
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Kvyat gets introduced as 'the torpedo'...
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This is either a brilliant initiative or a toe-curling trial, depending on your viewpoint...
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The drivers walk onto the grid via a red carpet and tunnel
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And we're underway with the introductions
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Buffer, wearing a white suit and bow tie, arrives on the grid, arm-in-arm with cheerleaders
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Legendary Boxing announcer Michael Buffer, famous for his "let's get ready to rumble" phrase, will be behind the microphone
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All cars are on the grid, now we're waiting for the drivers to be announced...
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Renault is carrying a new front wing for Hulkenberg into the back of the garage
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Hartley has been drafted in to replace Pierre Gasly, whose Super Formula title ambitions were ended by a typhoon, which caused the finale to be cancelled
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Hartley, meanwhile, is gearing up for his first F1 start - and first standing start in several years!
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Vandoorne had been set for only a five-place drop, but Honda detected an MGU-H issue earlier, and he has sunk to last, after taking on new components
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Verstappen will start from 16th, with Magnussen, Hulkenberg, debutant Hartley, and Vandoorne at the back of the pack
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The rest have all take penalties - Stroll starts 15th, having actually moved forwards despite being sanctioned for blocking Grosjean in Q1
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Kvyat, after a two-race break, starts 11th, in front of Grosjean, Ericsson and Wehrlein
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Sainz Jr., on his Renault debut, Alonso, Perez and Massa round out the top 10
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Raikkonen starts from fifth, ahead of Ocon, who suffered from sickness on Saturday
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Hamilton will start from pole, with Vettel alongside on the front row, while Bottas and Ricciardo will form row two
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The grid has been shaken up somewhat due to an array of penalties...
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We've already had some action today - Hamilton took Bolt for a quick spin earlier...
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Vettel, though, is the only other driver to have tasted victory at the circuit, when he stood atop the podium in 2013
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Hamilton is the form man in the second half of the season, and the form man at COTA - he's triumphed here in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016
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It's a warm and sunny day at the Circuit of the Americas, but a sizeable storm in the early hours has washed away a lot of rubber from the track surface
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Hamilton, who will start from pole, leads Sebastian Vettel by 59 points - and needs a buffer of 75 to be crowned today
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As for the race, it could be a title-clincher, with Lewis Hamilton going in search of a fourth world title
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We're going to have driver introductions, cheerleaders, Stevie Wonder, and Usain Bolt. Bill Clinton is also in the house.
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The pit lane has just opened, with drivers piloting their cars to the grid 15 minutes earlier than usual
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It's a slightly earlier start to proceedings, with Liberty Media introducing some revised pre-race entertainment
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Hello and welcome to live text coverage of the United States Grand Prix, the 17th round of the Formula 1 season