” Lewis Hamilton fought back from a slow start to take a crucial victory at the Italian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate and championship rival Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton started from pole position but made a slow getaway from the grid and dropped to fourth at the first corner. He spent the first ten laps working his way back to second before taking the fight to Rosberg following the only round of pit stops.
He piled on the pressure on lap 28 and Rosberg appeared to feel it as he missed his braking point for the first chicane on lap 29 and was forced to negotiate the polystyrene slalom in the run off. Behind him, Hamilton clipped each apex perfectly to emerge in the lead, which he never looked like losing from that point on.
It was an anti-climax following the build-up to the race, but it will not bother Hamilton who took a crucial seven points out of his team-mate to close the gap in the standings to 22. ”
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