Lewis Hamilton won the Italian GP for Mercedes, after an early clash with his title rival Sebastian Vettel. The pair touched on the opening lap and Vettel went off. He came back and manage fourth place.
Result for Hamilton was against the odds that enabled him to extend his lead in the championship to 30 points. Kimi Räikkönen was in second with Valtteri Bottas in third , Vettel in fourth and Max Verstappen in fifth.
It is Hamilton’s fifth win at the Italian Grand Prix, equalling Michael Schumacher’s record.
Hamilton had done his best in qualifying to take third on the grid, acknowledging that Ferrari had enjoyed the quicker car.
This 68th career win once again swings the title fight in Hamilton’s favor, restoring the cushion he has to Vettel with seven race remaining.