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Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton believes he can now leave McLaren after 'ultimate high' of US Grand Prix victory

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Amid fanfare and hoopla that would have done credit to the recent US election, Formula One came back to the United States, at the grandly named Circuit of the Americas. After years of wandering in a wilderness, from which it made its exit at Indianapolis back in 2007, it has found the right home.

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Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi

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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel set pace during practice for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton again appear poised to slug it out for pole position tomorrow ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory at the Indian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel title charge made 'too easy' concedes McLaren chief

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has conceded to making it all too easy of late for Sebastian Vettel as he closes in on his third consecutive Formula One world title.

Lewis Hamilton at the Indian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton hoping for final victory with McLaren before end of season

Lewis Hamilton has belief McLaren can still deliver him one final win before he brings the curtain down on his 14 years with the team.

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Sebastian Vettel insists Formula One title race is not over

A dominant Sebastian Vettel is refusing to believe he already has one hand on this year's Formula One world championship following a fourth consecutive victory.

Sebastian Vettel wins Indian GP, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso second

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix on today and stretched his Formula One championship lead over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who was a battling second, to 13 points with three races remaining.

Lewis Hamilton at the Indian Grand Prix

Catching rivals 'is not impossible' says Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren can throw caution to the wind as the team no longer have anything to lose in this year's Formula One world title race.

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton was forced to apologise to his team-mate Jenson Button after wrongfully accusing his compatriot of 'unfollowing' him on Twitter.

He then tweeted: "My bad [mistake] just found out Jenson never followed me. Don't blame him!"

Earlier in the season Hamilton was in trouble with his team after he posted a picture of a confidential telemetry sheet." width="80" height="60" onclick="location.href='http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/bernie-ecclestone-backs-lewis-hamiltons-switch-to-mercedes-8227757.html';" class="" />

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Bernie Ecclestone feels Lewis Hamilton will serve as an inspiration to Mercedes when he joins the German manufacturing giant next year.

Rivals Sebastian Vettel (left) and Fernando Alonso

Ferrari links to Sebastian Vettel cloud Fernando Alonso's future

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