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Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza September 4-6, 2015

Total laps 53
Lap distance 5.793 km
Track Conditions Dry

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Free practice 1  September 4 - 10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 09:00 BST
Free practice 2  September 4 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Free practice 3  September 5 - 11:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 10:00 BST

Qualifying  September 5 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Race  September 6 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST

Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Hamilton FL GBR Mercedes 53 1
2 Vettel GER Ferrari 53 1
3 Massa BRA Williams 53 1
4 Bottas FIN Williams 53 1
5 Räikkönen FIN Ferrari 53 1
6 Perez MEX Force India 53 1
7 Hülkenberg GER Force India 52 1
8 Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 52 1
9 Ericsson SWE Sauber 52 1
10 Kvyat RUS Red Bull 52 1
11 Sainz ESP Toro Rosso 52 2
12 Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 52 3
13 Nasr BRA Sauber 52 2
14 Button GBR McLaren 52 1
15 Stevens GBR Manor 51 1
16 Merhi ESP Manor 51 1
Retirement
Rosberg GER Mercedes 50 1
Alonso ESP McLaren 47 3
Grosjean FRA Lotus F1 1 0
Maldonado VEN Lotus F1 0 1

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Lap 53

Hamilton starts his final lap and will be a huge 53 points ahead of Rosberg if my calculations are correct.

Bottas opens the DRS again, this is suddenly for the final spot on the podium. Bottas has a think about a late lunge but sensibly opts against it. Bottas has another look into the Roggia but Massa holds firm.

Out in front, Lewis Hamilton wins the Italian Grand Prix and takes an almighty step towards a third world championship.

Vettel settles for second position to huge cheers from the tifosi opposite the pit straight.

Behind that, Massa and Bottas are still fighting and the Brazilian just holds off his team-mate to take the final spot on the podium by three tenths of a second. Raikkonen fifth, Perez sixth.

"We'll talk to you about it when you get back," Peter Bonnington tells Hamilton. The world champion replies the pressure was "not cool" in those last laps. It all seemed a little bit panicky for Mercedes there.

"Wow. I'm too old for that!" Massa tells Williams. "Nonsense mate, not too old, we're just getting started," comes the reply.

Lap 52

That moves Massa onto the podium... Will there be some team orders to give Bottas that position?

Some smirks in the Ferrari garage and no doubt a few crossed fingers that similar happens to Hamilton. The difference? That power unit for Rosberg was six races old. Hamilton's engine was bolted into that car on Friday morning.

"No need to take any risks, just keep doing what you are doing," Mercedes tells Hamilton now. Hamilton sounds a tad confused but he's about to start his final lap.

Lap 51

Hamilton getting closer to the chequered flag but will he need another pit stop? His lead currently 24.7s...

In all this late drama Bottas has moved to within half a second of Massa.

Smoke from the back of Rosberg's engine! Flames from the back as well and that's the end of that battle for second. All focus now on Hamilton's engine as this could be VSC territory.

Lap 50

Some very concerned faces down at Mercedes. What are they seeing on their data?

"I've not got a lot of pace in me. What do I need to do?" Hamilton asks. Mercedes tells him he's doing everythign perfectly.

Disaster for the #BelieveinMcLarenHonda duel as Alonso retires from 16th. Just when it was getting mildly interesting.

Raikkonen moves to the outside under braking for Turn 1 and that's P6 for the 2007 world champion. Nice driving but Perez gets alongside at Curva Grande but the inside line is always enough to hold the position and Raikkonen just out-brakes the Force India into the corner.

Lap 49

Hamilton being told for some "Hammertime" laps now, and is also told not to ask questions as they'll tell him why at the end. This one could be far from over... Is it a tyre concern?

Things are going a bit better for the other Mercedes. Rosberg inside two seconds of Vettel. Raikkonen closes up behind Perez with DRS but is nowhere near close enough to try a pass.

Lap 48

FOM's cameras sticking with Alonso and Button. Alonso on old softs, Button on old mediums.

Well, this is interesting... Hamilton being told he needs to pull a gap - so is there a pit stop on the horizon for the race leader? Late drama perhaps. Replays show a big lock up into Turn 1, giving him a bit of a flat spot.

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