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Hamilton makes British history with US Grand Prix win

Lewis Hamilton has won Formula One's US Grand Prix with a daring late move to set the new record for the number of race wins by a British driver.

Hamilton's 32nd victory saw him surpass Nigel Mansell's feat of 31 career race wins as he extended his lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg in the race for the 2014 drivers' championship.

Victory for Lewis Hamilton saw him extend his lead over team-mate and championship rival Nico Rosberg to 24 points with two races remaining. Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images
The British driver passed Germany's Rosberg late on to greet the chequered flag while Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third. Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

Bianchi still critical

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital following his horrific accident at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, his family said on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Frenchman suffered a diffuse axonal injury to his brain, where the damage is more widespread, after crashing into a recovery vehicle at Suzuka almost four weeks ago, and underwent immediate surgery upon his arrival at the Mie General Medical Centre in Yokkaichi.

Jules Bianchi crashed at the Japanese Grand Prix. Credit: PA

"It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules' accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi," it read.

"His condition continues to be classified by the medical professionals here as critical but stable. Although we have no new information to give, we recognise that there are a huge number of people all around the world who are supporting Jules and willing him on in his fight.

"We owe it to his many fans to acknowledge the continued outpouring of messages, and to provide some information, however brief it may be."


F1 team Marussia in administration

The Marussia Formula One team have been placed in administration, administrators FRP Advisory have confirmed.

Marussia haven't had a tough year. Credit: PA

London-based restructuring and recovery firm FRP Advisory has taken on the role of administrator, and confirmed Marussia will miss this weekend's forthcoming United States Grand Prix in Austin.

A statement from FRP confirmed the company, known as Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited and trading as Marussia F1 Team, "will continue to operate while the joint administrators assess the longer-term viability of the company in its present form".

Force India confirm Hulkenburg for 2015

Hulkenburg will continue driving for Force India. Credit: PA

Sahara Force India have confirmed that Nico Hulkenburg will continue driving for them in the 2015 Formula One season.

The 27 year-old returned to Force India for a second spell in 2014 after a year racing with Sauber.

Hulkenburg is currently 8th in this season's driver's championship with 76 points, already his best ever tally in Formula One with three races still to come in November.

Mercedes staff to get £10,000 bonus

Mercedes staff will benefit from the team's success. Credit: PA

Mercedes Formula One team will announce £10,000 bonuses for all their staff at a meeting on Tuesday.

Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have won 13 of this season's 16 races to earn the constructors' world championship, netting Mercedes £40million in the process.

At least £7million of the prize money will be distributed between staff, including cleaners and caterers, with all 700 employees set to receive £10,000 each, team boss Toto Wolff will announce.


Marussia to race one car out of respect for Bianchi

F1 team Marussia will race with only one car in this weekend's race in Sochi, Russia, out of respect for their driver Jules Bianchi.

In a statement on the team's website, Marussia said they would run a single car, driven by Bianchi's team mate Max Chilton, in the Russian Grand Prix.

"The Team feels strongly that fielding a single car, that of driver number 4, Max Chilton, is the appropriate course of action under the difficult circumstances of the weekend", the team said.

Bianci remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Yokkaichi, Japan, after he was seriously injured in the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka last weekend.

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