Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza September 7-9, 2012

Total laps 53
Lap distance 5.793 km
Track Conditions Dry / 41C

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Free practice 1  September 7 - 10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 09:00 BST
Free practice 2  September 7 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Free practice 3  September 8 - 11:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 10:00 BST

Qualifying  September 8 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Race  September 9 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Hamilton GBR McLaren 53 1
2 Perez MEX Alfa Romeo 53 1
3 Alonso ESP Ferrari 53 1
4 Massa BRA Ferrari 53 1
5 Räikkönen FIN Lotus F1 53 1
6 Schumacher GER Mercedes 53 2
7 Rosberg FL GER Mercedes 53 2
8 di Resta GBR Racing Point 53 1
9 Kobayashi JPN Alfa Romeo 53 1
10 Senna BRA Williams 53 1
11 Maldonado VEN Williams 53 2
12 Ricciardo AUS Toro Rosso 53 1
13 d'Ambrosio BEL Lotus F1 53 1
14 Kovalainen FIN Caterham 52 2
15 Petrov RUS Caterham 52 2
16 Pic FRA Manor 52 2
17 Glock GER Manor 52 2
18 de la Rosa ESP HRT 52 1
19 Karthikeyan IND HRT 52 1
20 Webber AUS Red Bull 51 2
21 Hülkenberg GER Racing Point 50 2
22 Vettel GER Red Bull 47 2
fuel pump Button GBR McLaren 32 1
suspension Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 8 0

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Hamilton celebrates with his team in parc ferme and gets congratulations from Alonso. Alonso's last radio message was very noisy; he's delighted with that result.

The Tifosi stream out on to the circuit and they have two big Ferrari flags this year! Perez telling Hamilton that he had "a really good car" today, and he looks delighted. What more does he need to do to prove that he's ready for a Ferrari seat if Montezemolo has any doubts?

Rosberg set the fastest lap on the final lap, and he was in a line of cars from fourth to seventh covered by just four seconds.

I could make out Hamilton saying to Alonso on the podium "This is the best podium ever" as the national anthem rings out and he looks over all the fans below. Perez receives his trophy to cheers, but the big one is saved for Alonso.

As the champagne is sprayed over the crowd below, it's time to sign off. I'm pretty sure there were boos from the crowd while Hamilton was talking - obviously not a favourite after his past with Alonso - and the crowd go wild for Alonso on the microphone on the podium. It was a good day for both, but Alonso must be the happiest man leaving Monza tonight. Heading to Singapore he leads by 37 points, but Hamilton is closing in.

Alonso takes a camera out on to the podium and broadcasts some pictures to the world! I get the feeling he'll have some good things to say this afternoon so stick with ESPNF1 for all the reaction. Thanks for all your questions and comments - sorry we couldn't answer them all but it's such a quick race here. We'll be back with live coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix in two weeks. Bye for now.

Lap 53

Hamilton begins the final lap with a 5.8s lead over Perez. Schumacher hunting down Raikkonen for fifth place too...

Hamilton comes through to win at Monza for the first time, and Perez is an outstanding second place just 4.3s behind. Alonso comes home third ahead of Massa and Raikkonen just holds off Schumacher for fifth

Ricciardo with a poor final lap and he drops out of the points; Rosberg was seventh ahead of di Resta, Kobayashi and Senna.

What a day for Alonso. He may have been third - 20 seconds behind Hamilton - but both Red Bulls retired, as did Button, and only Hamilton closed the gap to him. Hamilton is now second in the championship and 37 points behind Alonso, with Raikkonen third - 38 points back.

Hamilton thanks his team for "an incredible job ... I'm so grateful for this opportunity I really appreciate it"

Lap 52

Hulkenberg retires as Hamilton crosses the line with two laps to go. Webber is cruising and out of the points now - looks like a potential puncture. What a day this is for Alonso. Webber radios in to say "I have massive flat spots"

Lap 51

Vettel was also told Red Bull needed to save the engine. And Webber's gone off! He dropped it coming out of the Ascari chicane but he somehow kept it out of the wall. He's dropped down to tenth place and has Ricciardo right behind

Lap 50

Perez now 8.4s behind Hamilton. Four laps to go, but if Hamilton can't keep this pace up then Perez could be in with a sniff. Rosberg pressuring di Resta for eighth place and is through in to the Roggia chicane

Lap 49

It's ANOTHER alternator failure for Vettel, he was told to stop the car "it's the same problem as P3". Perez now 9.4s behind Hamilton, while Schumacher passes Webber before the Roggia chicane for sixth place. Raikkonen is next up the road - 6s ahead.

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