Lewis Hamilton scored his fourth victory at the Circuit of the Americas to keep his championship hopes alive.
But team mate Nico Rosberg salvaged second place despite having fallen behind Daniel Ricciardo in the early stages of the race. The Mercedes driver jumped back in front of the Red Bull thanks to a Virtual Safety Car period.
Ironically Ricciardo’s misfortune came about due to his team mate stopping on the track. A gearbox problem sidelined Max Verstappen, who had already lost time by making his second pit stop before he was called in.
Sebastian Vettel was the only Ferrari driver to finish after Kimi Raikkonen’s third pit stop went awry. A wheel gun was left on the car and he pulled to a stop after leaving the pit lane.
Fernando Alonso fought his way past Felipe Massa and Carlos Sainz Jnr to finish fifth on the road. However he is under investigation for his muscular pass on the Williams driver at turn 15, which put both drivers off the track. Massa later reported a puncture but nonetheless took seventh place.
Despite a first-lap collision with Daniil Kvyat, for which the Toro Rosso driver was punished, Sergio Perez recovered to eighth. Jenson Button, up from 19th on the grid, and Romain Grosjean completed the points-scorers.
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