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Mercedes driver Hamilton tops 1st practice at United States GP

Hamilton's fastest lap at the Circuit of the Americas was 1 minute, 39.941 seconds.

Updated:October 31, 2014, 10:17 PM IST
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Mercedes driver Hamilton tops 1st practice at United States GP
Hamilton's fastest lap at the Circuit of the Americas was 1 minute, 39.941 seconds.

Austin: Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice for the US Grand Prix, edging Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton's fastest lap at the Circuit of the Americas was 1 minute, 39.941 seconds. Rosberg was 0.292 seconds behind. McLaren's Jenson Button was third.

Hamilton is chasing his second world championship. He won the title in 2008 with McLaren and has a 17-point lead over Rosberg with 100 still available in the final three races.

The final race in Abu Dhabi will be worth double points, a new system that Hamilton this week questioned as an unfair way to wrap a season-long dual between himself and Rosberg.

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