In his first-ever race in Indianapolis, Hamilton extend his lead over team-mate Fernando Alonso in the title race to 10 points. The young Brit held off a pass from Alonso on lap 39 but after that the Spaniard was always second best. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen took third and fourth place respectively.
Only a week after claiming a maiden Grand Prix win in Canada, Lewis Hamilton produced another confident display at the famous Motor Speedway circuit.
"What a dream," said a beaming Hamilton after climbing onto the podium for the seventh time in his fledgling seven-race Formula One career. To come to two circuits that I didn't know and to really come out with such pace and to see the team moving forward is great.
The Spanish champion tried to muscle Hamilton off the grid but the rookie pulled away and used his sensational rapid early pace to build a lead.
McLaren’s preparation leading into Indy had been damaged by Alonso and Hamilton's argument about team favouritism. But when it came to the crunch team boss Ron Dennis wisely chose to bring both his drivers home safely and bank some valuable Constructors title points.
Lewis Hamilton (GB/McLaren): -200
Fernando Alonso (ESP/McLaren): +150
Felipe Massa (BRA/Ferrari): +1200
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Ferrari): +2500