Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix To Take Championship Lead

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix and took the Formula One world championship lead for the first time in the season.

Hamilton produced a dominant drive and led the race from start to finish. He crossed the finish line 4.4 seconds ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas. The British driver registered his sixth victory of the season starting from pole position.

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel finished in the final podium position in front of the Ferrari fans at the Monza circuit. But the Italian team failed to deliver the best in its home Grand Prix. Vettel is just three points behind Hamilton in the driver's championship.

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo produced an impressive performance to finish in the fourth position. He started the race in 16th place. But after switching to super-soft, he was posting quick lap times and finally made his move on Kimi Raikkonen to snatch the fourth position.

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Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix

In the early part of the race, Raikkonen was complaining about a problem on the rear of his Ferrari and made an early pit stop. He overhauled Lance Stroll and Esteban Ocon to take the fifth place.

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix

Force India driver Esteban Ocon started the race in the third position. But he could only manage to finish in the sixth position holding off the attacking Stroll in the final part of the race.His teammate Sergio Perez finished in ninth position.

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix

Williams driver Lance Stroll who started the race in an impressive second place on the grid failed to take advantage of his position. He finished seventh ahead of his teammate Felipe Masa who took the eighth position.

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen rounded off the top ten finishers. McLaren-Honda had a disappointing race with both the drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Fernando Alonso retiring with technical problems.

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix

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Mercedes was dominant in the Ferrari's home Grand Prix at the Monza circuit. Hamilton and Bottas were flawless from start to finish and produced a 1-2 result for the silver arrow team. Hamilton leads the driver's championship by three points ahead of Vettel as the battle will continue in the final part of the season.

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