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Hamilton wins U.S. Grand Prix for McLaren

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gestures next to Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany, Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso (R) of Spain and Texas Governor Rick Perry (in suit) during the podium ceremony after the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday while championship leader Vettel failed to clinch his third consecutive drivers' title on his 100th career start. Alonso came in third. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gestures next to Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany, Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso (R) of Spain and Texas Governor Rick Perry (in suit) during the podium...more

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gestures next to Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany, Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso (R) of Spain and Texas Governor Rick Perry (in suit) during the podium ceremony after the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday while championship leader Vettel failed to clinch his third consecutive drivers' title on his 100th career start. Alonso came in third. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up his trophy during the podium ceremony after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up his trophy during the podium ceremony after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up his trophy during the podium ceremony after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up his trophy next to second placed Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany and third placed Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain during the podium ceremony after the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday while championship leader Vettel failed to clinch his third consecutive drivers' title on his 100th career start. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up his trophy next to second placed Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany and third placed Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain during the podium ceremony...more

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up his trophy next to second placed Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany and third placed Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain during the podium ceremony after the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday while championship leader Vettel failed to clinch his third consecutive drivers' title on his 100th career start. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up his trophy during the podium ceremony after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up his trophy during the podium ceremony after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up his trophy during the podium ceremony after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany and Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drink champagne during the podium ceremony after the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday while championship leader Vettel failed to clinch his third consecutive drivers' title on his 100th career start. Alonso came in third. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany and Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drink champagne during the podium ceremony after the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the...more

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany and Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drink champagne during the podium ceremony after the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday while championship leader Vettel failed to clinch his third consecutive drivers' title on his 100th career start. Alonso came in third. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany congratulates McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday while Red Bull's championship leader Vettel failed to clinch his third consecutive drivers' title on his 100th career start. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany congratulates McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. Hamilton won the U.S....more

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany congratulates McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday while Red Bull's championship leader Vettel failed to clinch his third consecutive drivers' title on his 100th career start. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain is congratulated after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain is congratulated after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain is congratulated after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young
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McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain crosses the finish line ahead of Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany to win the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Stone

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain crosses the finish line ahead of Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany to win the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012....more

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain crosses the finish line ahead of Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany to win the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas November 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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