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autoviva2015-09-08 14:57:46

Hamilton takes 40th career victory in Monza

Rosberg retired on the final stages of the race and is now further behind Hamilton in the standings

Lewis Hamilton won the seventh victory of the 2015 Formula 1 season with the victory at the Italian Grand Prix
With a dose of drama to the mix at the end of the race, Lewis Hamilton won the seventh victory of the 2015 Formula 1 season with the victory at the Italian Grand Prix. In Monza the Brit achieved his 40th win in grand prix. Nico Rosberg retired from the race a few laps before the end of the race.
Departing in pole position, Hamilton remained in the lead after the start, while Rosberg dropped to sixth place and Kimi Raikkonen, who started alongside the British driver, fell down the order to the back of the pack.
From then Lewis Hamilton dominated the race but was caught by surprise in the last stages of the race by a request without explanation from his team, asking him to force the pace but with caution. The reason, the stewards had identified a technical problem in the pressure of the tires of the in the starting grid, so the team would risk suffering a penalty. The Brit eventually finished the race 25 seconds ahead of FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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's Sebastian Vettel.
Rosberg returned to lose ground in the World Championship standings with a retirement in the closing stages of the race. The engine broke when the German was still behind Vettel in third. With this result Hamilton now has 53 points of advantage to Rosberg in the championship.
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' Felipe Massa inherited Rosberg's third place, finishing ahead of his teammate Valteri Bottas, while Raikkonen made yet another great recovery to finish fifth.
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's car impressed yet again with Sergio Perez finishing in sixth place ahead of teammate Nico Hulkenberg. With this result the team recovered fifth place in the constructors' championship, benefiting from the retiremente of the two Lotus early in the race.
Daniel Ricciardo of Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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battled back from 19th place up to eighth, while his team-mate closed the group of scoring drivers. Marcus Ericsson scored for SauberSauberSauberSwitzerland, 1970 > present21 models
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for the third consecutive race, finishing in ninth place.
Results Italian Grand Prix
Pos Driver Car Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1h18m00.688s
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 25.042s
3 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 47.635s
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 47.996s
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m08.860s
6 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m12.783s
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1 Lap
8 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1 Lap
9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1 Lap
10 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1 Lap
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1 Lap
12 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1 Lap
13 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1 Lap
14 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1 Lap
15 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 2 Laps
16 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 2 Laps
17 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Engine
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda Electrical
- Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes Collision
- Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes Collision

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