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Monza: Lewis shows he's still the ace

2014-09-07 15:43

ANOTHER 1-2 FOR MERC: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton (centre), winner of the 2014 Italian F1 GP, on the podium with second-placed team mate Nico Rosberg (left) and third-placed Williams driver Felipe Massa. Image: AP / Antonio Calanni

ALAN BALDWIN

MONZA, Italy - Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 Italian F1 GP for Mercedes on Sunday to cut team mate Nico Rosberg's championship lead to 22 points.

After problems at the start dropped him down to fourth from pole position, the Briton battled back to pile pressure on the German and retake the lead when Rosberg missed the first chicane on lap 29 of 53.

Rosberg now has 238 points to Hamilton's 216 with six races remaining.

ALONSO RETIRED

Brazilian Felipe Massa finished third for Williams while Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas was fourth.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso retired from his team's home race while Kimi Raikkonen finished ninth.

Result from the 2014 Italian F1 GP at Monza
1 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1hr19min10.236
2 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes ++00min03.175
3 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes +00min25.026
4 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes +00min40.786
5 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - Renault +00min50.309
6 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull - Renault +00min59.965
7 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India – Mercedes +01min02.518
8 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren +01min03.063
9 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari +01min03.535
10 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren +01min06.171
11 Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Renault +01min11.184
12 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Force India – Mercedes +01min12.606
13 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - Renault +01min13.093
14 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - Renault +1 lap
15 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber - Ferrari +1 lap
16 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault +1 lap
17 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham - Renault +1 lap
18 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia - Ferrari +1 lap
19 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari +2 laps
20 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham - Renault +2 laps
 
Retired: Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 25 laps; Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia - Ferrari 48 laps
 
Fastest Lap: Lewis Hamilton,1min28.004, lap 29

Drivers’ and Constructors' standings after the 2014 Italian F1 GP:
Drivers
1 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes - 238
2 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes - 216
3 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - 166
4 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams - 122
5 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari - 121
6 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull - 106
7 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren - 72
8 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Force India - 70
9 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams - 55
10 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari - 41
11 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - 39
12 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren - 38
13 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - 11
14 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - 8
15 Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - 8
16 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia - 2
17 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber - 0
18 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham - 0
19 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - 0
20 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber - 0
21 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia - 0
22 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham - 0

Constructors
1 Mercedes - 454
2 Red Bull - Renault - 272
3 Williams-Mercedes - 177
4 Ferrari - 162
5 McLaren - 110
6 Force India – Mercedes - 109
7 Toro Rosso - Renault - 19
8 Lotus - Renault - 8
9 Marussia - Ferrari - 2
10 Sauber - Ferrari - 0
11 Caterham - Renault - 0

Full race report shortly.

Starting grid from the 2014 Italian F1 GP at Monza
1 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes
2 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes
3 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes
4 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes
5 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren
6 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren
7 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari
8 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull - Renault
9 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - Renault
10 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes
11 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari
12 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - Renault
13 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes
14 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber - Ferrari
15 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari
16 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - Renault
17 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault
18 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham - Renault
19 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia - Ferrari
20 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia - Ferrari
21 Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Renault
22 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham - Renault
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