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Hamilton triumphs in Monza, Ferrari flounder

Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton (C) and team-mate and third-placed Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas celebrate on the podium after the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 2, 2018 © AFP / Andrej ISAKOVIC

MONZA, Italy, Sep 2Championship leader Lewis Hamilton delivered one of his greatest races Sunday when he wrecked Ferrari’s homecoming party as he stormed to a record-equalling fifth Monza victory in his Mercedes at the Italian Grand Prix.

The defending world champion produced a perfectly-judged race of raw aggression and astute tyre-management to finish 8.7 seconds ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, who on Saturday had claimed pole position for Ferrari with the fastest lap in Formula One history.

His 68th career victory and sixth this year enlarged his championship lead from 17 points to 30 ahead of Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth in the second Ferrari after spinning on the opening lap after a clash with the Briton as he passed him at the second chicane.

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton clashed on the opening lap at Monza © AFP / Andrej ISAKOVIC

Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas came home third ahead of Vettel with Max Verstappen taking fifth place in the classified result, after finishing third on the road, following a time penalty.

Hamilton’s fifth Italian win drew him level with seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher in the record books.

Romain Grosjean finished sixth for Haas ahead of Esteban Ocon and his Force India team-mate Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz who was ninth for Renault and Lance Stroll of Williams.


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