Sebastian Vettel eased to his 12th victory of the 2014 season at the Circuit of the Americas, winning the United States Grand Prix for Red Bull Racing this afternoon. In doing so, the German won a record 8th World Championship race in a row, underlining his dominance in the second half of this season.
Romain Grosjean’s opening lap move on Mark Webber effectively sealed the battle for 2nd place in the race, the Lotus driver equaling his career-best finish. Webber’s attempts to pass the Frenchman late in the afternoon were to no avail and the Australian had to settle for third in his penultimate Formula 1 outing.
The one-stop race was a straightforward affair, but did include several bold overtaking moves for position on the track, notably at the spectacular uphill Turn 1 and Turn 12 at the end of the long straight.