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autoviva2014-09-08 10:34:34

Hamilton returns to victories in Monza

British driver started poorly, but managed to beat Nico Rosberg at the end of the race

 
 
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Hamilton took his sixth win of the season

Lewis Hamilton beat his team-mate Nico Rosberg at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend in Monza. Despite the poor start, the Brit to recover and shorten his disadvantage to Rosberg in the championship.

Afer grabbing pole position on Saturday, Hamilton could not take to his advantage starting up front and dropped to fourth place, avoiding a reprise of the crash between the two MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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from Spa .

At the start Hamilton was passed by Rosberg, Felipe Massa's WilliamsWilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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and Kevin Magnussen's McLarenMcLarenMcLarenUnited Kingdom, 1963 > present92 models
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, who came from fifth and climbed up to second place. During the start the British driver got stuck in the "RS" mode, but once he managed to solve the situation began to recover the lost time and places.

The first to be overcome was Magnussen, with Hamilton taking advantage of Massa's overtaking of the Danish driver. On lap 10 it was the Brit's turn to climb up to second place on the first chicane.

At this point Rosberg was already 3.6 seconds ahead, but this distance was shortened. Initially the two Mercedes exchanged fastest laps between themselves, but as the race went on Hamilton started to excel his teammate. The Brit cut the lead to 1.5 seconds, but could not overtake the German in the pit stops.

Hamilton returned to the track faster than Rosberg and in a stronger braking by the German he eventually managed to overtake him an thereafter dominated the race to get to his sixth win of the season.

Felipe Massa achieved his best result of the season to complete the podium after a lonely race. His teammate was the favorite for the podium after the third place in qualifying, but a terrible departure left him outside the top 10. However, showing the good pace which he has had throughout the season, the Finn managed to climb to fourth place and to collect important points for the championship.

World champion Sebastian Vettel lost once again the fight against his teammate Daniel Ricciardo in the final laps. The Red BullsRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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finished in 5th and 6th places.

Magnussen finished in seventh place, but was eventually penalized with five seconds for having forced Bottas out of the track in the first chicane of the race. The McLaren rookie eventually fell to tenth position.

Sergio Perez inherited seventh place from Magnussen and fought for the position with Jenson Button who finished in eighth place.

Kimmi Raikonen finished the race in ninth place, in a disastrous race for FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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. Fernando Alonso retired due to mechanical problems, the first time since he joined the Italian team.

Check here the Drivers and Manufacturers World Championship standings.

Results Italian Grand Prix
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 53 1:19:10.236
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 53 +3.1 secs
3 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 53 +25.0 secs
4 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 53 +40.7 secs
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 53 +50.3 secs
6 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 53 +59.9 secs
7 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 53 +62.5 secs
8 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 53 +63.0 secs
9 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 53 +63.5 secs
10 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +66.1 secs
11 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 53 +71.1 secs
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 53 +72.6 secs
13 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 53 +73.0 secs
14 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 52 +1 Lap
15 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap
16 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 52 +1 Lap
17 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 52 +1 Lap
18 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap
19 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 51 +2 Laps
20 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 51 +2 Laps
Ret 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 28 ERS
Ret 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 5 Accident

 

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