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autoviva2016-09-06 12:36:32

Title chase gets closer with another Rosberg victory

Hamilton and Rosberg are now split by just two points in the drivers' standings

 
 
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Rosberg led the race from start to finish, crossing the checkered flag with a 15 second lead over Hamilton

It was another comfortable win the one that Nico Rosberg grabbed at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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were back on the two higher steps of the podium, as Lewis Hamilton recovered from a bad start to finish in runner up position. With this result the two Mercedes drivers are now split by just two points in the championship standings with the Brit still hanging to the lead.

Rosberg led the race from start to finish, crossing the checkered flag with a 15 second lead over Hamilton. He grabbed his 21st win of his career and the seventh of the 2016 season.
 
The Tiffosi fans still celebrated a podium finish from Sebastian Vettel. His FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was fourth.
 
It didn't start off well for Hamilton that fell to sixth place, while Rosberg held to first place holding off Vettel's challenge into Turn 1. The Mercedes German driver made a series of fastest laps to quickly build a gap between him and the Ferrari duo.
 
Hamilton had to make his way through Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas to get himself behind the two Ferraris. He would get ahead of Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen with the two visits to the pitstops.
 
Daniel Ricciardo finished in fifth place after overtaking Bottas, benefitting for fresher super-soft tyres. Max Verstappen finished seventh passing Sergio Perez on the last moments. Felipe Massa and Nico Hulkenberg completed the top 10.
 
With these results WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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has managed to move back to fourth place in the constructors' standings ahead of Force India. However the British team has just a three point lead.|Force India}. However the British team has just a three point lead.
 
Check the Driver's and Consctructor's World Championship standings here.
 
Results Italian Grand Prix 2016
POS DRIVER TEAM TIME
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1h17m28.089s
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 15.070s
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 20.990s
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 27.561s
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 45.295s
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams 51.015s
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 54.236s
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1m04.954s
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1m05.617s
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1m18.656s
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1 Lap
12 Jenson Button McLaren 1 Lap
13 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1 Lap
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1 Lap
15 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1 Lap
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1 Lap
17 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1 Lap
18 Esteban Ocon Manor 2 Laps
- Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso Battery
- Pascal Wehrlein Manor Oil pressure
- Jolyon Palmer Renault Collision
- Felipe Nasr Sauber Collision

 

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