He finished five seconds behind the winner and had closed the gap to second place to just over a second when he took the chequered flag
The Mercedes man had qualified on pole for the seventh time in eight races but was beaten off the line by team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg - who then took the chequered flag
to close the gap in the championship.
MERCEDES made it six wins on the spin and seven out of eight this year at yesterday's Austrian Grand Prix but it was Nico Rosberg who took the chequered flag
ahead of his team-mate and 4-9 race favourite Lewis Hamilton, writes Graham Woods.
The race was also the fourth successive Mercedes one-two, and fifth win in five races for the dominant constructor, Hamilton took the chequered flag
a mere 0.
The 24-year-old, of Haddington, East Lothian, who had already won the series in his MINI Cooper R50, also took the chequered flag
in the final race of the season at Knockhill last week.
Hamilton took the chequered flag
at the Singapore Grand Prix, while championship rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg suffered his second retirement of the campaign.
Hamilton's joy as he took the chequered flag
was a complete contrast to the despair he felt on Saturday evening after gifting pole to Rosberg.
GUISBOROUGH'S Milwaukee Yamaha team celebrated their first victory of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season as Josh Brookes took the chequered flag
at Oulton Park to follow up his second place in the opening race of the day.
This is unbelievable," the 26-year-old German said, his voice wavering over the team radio after he took the chequered flag
SEBASTIAN Vettel made it an alltime record-equalling ninth straight victory as he took the chequered flag
at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.
You've done it in style," Red Bull principal Christian Horner shouted over the team radio as Vettel took the chequered flag
with a massive 29.
Kristensen, together with Britain's Allan McNish and Frenchman Loic Duval, took the chequered flag
at La Sarthe to bring an end to a race overshadowed by the death of Aston Martin driver Simonsen - the first racing fatality at Le Mans in 27 years.