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Hamilton extends lead

Lewis Hamilton's record breaking start to his Formula 1 career continued with a second consecutive win at the United States Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he extended his championship lead at the top by two points ahead of team-mate Fernando Alonso.

Hamilton lead from start to finish and he did well to make sure that Alonso did not overtake him on the first corner and from then on Alonso was second best despite trying to overtake again later in the race.

This was Hamilton's seventh podium in seven races and this time the podium resembled the podium of the first five races of the season as Ferrari's Felipe Massa took third and hence McLaren and Ferrari on the podium.

Massa fought off the challenge of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in the later stages of the race but I think that had Raikkonen not had a bad start where dropped from fourth on the grid to seventh he could possibly have overtaken him.

Renault's Heikki Kovalainen had a good race as he finished fifth ahead of Toyota's Jarno Trulli who finished sixth. Talking about Toyota, Ralf Schumacher had another nightmare race as he bumped into David Coultard and in the process led to Rubens Barrichello's retirement.

So far Schumacher has garnered just two points compared to Trulli's seven. That I think is a poor return on his part and I am expecting him to do better later in the season.

Mark Webber got his first points of the season after finishing seventh. This was good for Webber who has at least managed to finish two consecutive races now and I hope that his good run will continue as the circuit returns to Europe.

BMW Saubers's Sebastian Vettel got the last points position and in the process created a record of being the youngest driver to score a F1 point. But his point was because William's Nico Rosberg retired with just five laps to go.

The next race circuit goes back to Europe and I think the pressure is on Alonso and Raikkonen to do better at Magny-Cours.

Wes...Hamilton is just out of this world, his composure was amazing and remember that this was his first race in America.

He is a genius, he adjusts so quickly...and Alonso is not only shaken but feeling the pressure big time. Alonso is the highest paid F1 driver at the moment, and McLaren have just realised that you don't have to pay much to win races.

All the so called fringe drivers are doing better than their accomplished counterparts at the big teams, McLaren , Ferrari, Renault, etc...

Webber is a good driver as shown by his qualifying times, he does so well in qualifying but somehow the package doesn't work when it comes to the actual races...

Good on Hamilton, he has shaken the establishment...I can bet you Alonso is going to crack, he has realised Hamilton can match him in every aspect, and even better in some ways...

I'm not surprised he appears to be favoured, he is a surprise, young, new, good mannered, and coachable...there is a documentary on him on BBC World........he works hard in the gym as well more than any other driver, because he knows whats staked against him...

Yes Mbareboy, few people would have anticipated a battle between Alonso and Hamilton (thinking that Alonso would be far superior as two time world champion) but as it stands now actually Hamilton is in front.

While I think that Hamilton is talented, lets not forget that this is only June and and only 7 races gone with 10 to go and Hamilton will need to extend the lead a bit more to have a good cushion from the chasing more experienced drivers.

That doesn't take away the fact he has done so well even on circuits he has never been to like as you say the one in Indianapolis

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