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Driver standings - United States 2014 - Hamilton extends his lead as Maldonado gets a point

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Massa moves in the right direction despite team pit errors in Austin
Credit: Glenn Dunbar/Williams F1

Although Lewis Hamilton won the race and managed to extend his lead in the championship over Nico Rosberg, the real news was that Pastor Maldonado finally managed to get some points on the board. The Lotus driver finished inside the top ten for the first time this season, despite getting a handful of five second penalties.

At the top, the maths finally worked against Daniel Ricciardo, leaving just the two Mercedes drivers as the only two in the championship fight. With 24 points between the two, it will definitely go down to the wire, with the Abu Dhabi track set to host the championship decider.

10Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team316
20Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team292
30Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing214
40Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing155
50Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing149
60Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari149
70Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes94
81Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing83
9-1Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team76
100Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes53
110Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team47
120Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari47
130Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso22
140Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team8
150Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso8
163Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team2
17-1Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team2
18-1Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team0
19-1Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team0
200Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team0
210Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team0
220Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team0
230André LottererCaterham F1 Team0
F1 driver championship3160AUSMALBHRCHNESPMONCANAUTGBRGERHUNBELITASINJPNRUSUSALewis HamiltonNico RosbergDaniel RicciardoValtteri BottasSebastian VettelFernando AlonsoJenson ButtonFelipe MassaNico HülkenbergKevin MagnussenSergio PérezKimi RäikkönenJean-Éric VergneRomain GrosjeanDaniil KvyatPastor MaldonadoJules BianchiSelect name to toggle individual visibility or toggle all

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