Lewis loves his hat and we do too! Credit: octanephotos.co.uk

Hamilton’s performance in the USA was amazing and he’s played a big part in keeping the championship battle very much alive with a convincing victory over Sebastian Vettel.  The race was amazingly action-packed with overtaking-a-plenty from start to finish.  We had Raikkonen on Massa, Massa on Raikkonen, Button on Raikkonen, Hamilton on Webber and oh so many more, great racing, DRS-enabled or not.

Webber’s early retirement with his KERS and alternator failure will for sure leave a doubt in the back of Vettel’s mind for the Brazil GP where he could well go on to finally wrap up the 2012 title.

It wasn’t a good race for everyone though, Rosberg’s poor qualifying result didn’t get much better come Sunday and Michael Schumacher had another weekend to forget with his 5th place start ending in 17th place finish – just one more race left for the legend, you have to hope his luck can change for his last hurrah.

Further down the field, the Caterham’s overcame their qualifying disappointment to finish ahead of the Marussias, but they had some great battles too.  Not sure exactly what made the USA GP so action-packed, but whatever it was, we want more of it!

1Lewis HamiltonMcLaren/Mercedes
2Sebastian VettelRed Bull/Renault0.675
3Fernando AlonsoFerrari39.229
4Felipe MassaFerrari46.013
5Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Mercedes56.432
6Kimi RaikkonenLotus/Renault1'04.425
7Romain GrosjeanLotus/Renault1'10.313
8Nico HulkenbergForce India/Mercedes1'13.792
9Pastor MaldonadoWilliams/Renault1'14.525
10Bruno SennaWilliams/Renault1'15.133
11Sergio PerezSauber/Ferrari1'24.341
12Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso/Ferrari1'24.871
13Nico RosbergMercedes1'25.510
14Kamui KobayashiSauber/Ferrari1 Lap
15Paul Di RestaForce India/Mercedes1 Lap
16M.SchumacherMercedes1 Lap
17Vitaly PetrovCaterham/Renault1 Lap
18H.KovalainenCaterham/Renault1 Lap
19Timo GlockMarussia/Cosworth1 Lap
20Charles PicMarussia/Cosworth2 Laps
21Pedro de la RosaHRT/Cosworth2 Laps
22N.KarthikeyanHRT/Cosworth2 Laps
23Mark WebberRed Bull/RenaultAlternator
24Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso/FerrariSuspension
A see of Rocket Red at McLaren – credit: McLaren Media