How Hamilton won but Rosberg didn't really lose

How Hamilton won but Rosberg didn't really lose

Lewis Hamilton finally won again in the United States Grand Prix. But winning isn't going to be enough given Nico Rosberg's points lead, and at Austin fate conspired to remove some much-needed help from elsewhere

This was exactly the race Lewis Hamilton desperately needed after the travails of his past few weeks in Formula 1.

The double sucker punch of losing the Malaysian Grand Prix to sudden engine failure, then tying himself in knots with bad set-up and a poor start as title rival Nico Rosberg waltzed away with proceedings in Japan, left Hamilton's championship ambitions looking decidedly shaky.

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