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Mercedes hail Hamilton F1 title win

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team have joined a flurry of Twitter tributes after the British driver won his second world Formula 1 world title.

Big names from around the sporting world also paid tribute to Hamilton on Twitter, including tennis star Andy Murray, former England striker Ian Wright and golf legend Greg Norman.


Mansell 'delighted' Hamilton has broken his record

Former F1 world champion Nigel Mansell says he's 'delighted' that Lewis Hamilton has broken his record of the most Grand Prix wins by a British driver.

Hamilton roared to victory in the US Grand Prix with a daring late move to seal the 32nd win of his career, surpassing Mansell's 31 victories.

"I think it's fantastic," Mansell told ITV News, "I'm delighted that Lewis is now on his way to a second championship win."

Mansell doesn't expect Hamilton to stop on 32 wins: "I expect his target will go up at least another 10 to 15 race wins over the next two years."

Mansell won the Driver's Championship in 1992 with Williams.


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

Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix after crash halts race

Britain's Lewis Hamilton won a wet Japanese Formula One Grand Prix to extend his championship lead but the race was overshadowed by two crashes involving Jules Bianchi and Adrian Sutil.

The race needed two starts behind the safety car and was stopped before the full distance due to Typhoon Phanfone.

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton leads team mate Nico Rosberg. Credit: REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The FIA confirmed Bianchi was unconscious when taken to hospital via ambulance.

Sauber tweeted afterwards:

Lewis Hamilton told BBC Sport: "It was great. What a day. It's been very difficult conditions and we hope Bianchi is OK."

Mercedes punish Rosberg over Hamilton crash

Formula One team Mercedes has disciplined Nico Rosberg for crashing into team-mate Lewis Hamilton during last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, warning the German driver that "another such incident will not be tolerated."

The team said Rosberg has "acknowledged his responsibility for the contact" that occurred in the second lap of Sunday's race and "apologized for this error of judgment."

Nico Rosberg (R) crashed into Lewis Hamilton while trying to overtake him. Credit: PA

Mercedes says "suitable disciplinary measures have been taken" against Rosberg but that he is free to race in the championship.

Rosberg leads the drivers' standings on 220 points, with Hamilton in second place on 191.

Mercedes says the two drivers "accept the team's No. 1 rule: there must be no contact between the team's cars on track."

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