Hamilton takes his sixth win and fifth pole of the season at the Italian GP! Rosberg close behind in second, who could have won the race had he not made an error at turn 1 (TWICE!) forcing him to slowly cut the chicane while Hamilton drove by to take the lead.
The Williams duo were quick as usual, with Massa taking his first podium since the 2013 Spanish GP and teammate Valtteri Bottas in fourth after a poor start. Hamilton took the pole, win and fastest lap, only the fourth time he has achieved all three in one race.
A bad weekend for two men that have an impressive finishing record, Max Chilton and Fernando Alonso. Chilton has only had two retirements in his F1 career, both coming early on in the race. It is Fernando Alonso’s first retirement since the 2013 Malaysian GP, when he suffered wing damage early on after contact and didn’t pit.
Young Russian driver Daniil Kvyat was awarded the first penalty for using a sixth engine, an automatic ten place grid drop after qualifying 11th. This meant he started from 21st on the grid and after 53 laps of racing ended up 11th, exactly where he qualified.
Few small changes in the positions, Bottas moves to fourth ahead of Alonso, Button moves to seventh, dropping down Hulkenberg and Perez up to 11th, dropping Magnussen one position for the third consecutive race. In the Constructors’ Championship Williams are back up to third, now 15 points ahead of Ferrari.
Top three are all quite far ahead, gap between Rosberg and Hamilton is 22 points and the gap between Rosberg and Ricciardo 72 points.
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||AUS||10||53||01:28.588||9|
|6||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||GER||8||53||01:29.141||8|
|7||Sergio Perez||Force India||MEX||6||53||01:29.107||10|
|11||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||RUS||0||53||01:28.486||21|
|12||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||GER||0||53||01:29.366||13|
|13||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||FRA||0||53||01:29.121||12|