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Hamilton: 'I want to win the right way'

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Lewis Hamilton wants to win "the right way" at the Italian Grand Prix but admits it is becoming crucial that he starts to knock points off Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg if he is to remain in the title battle.

Rosberg will start alongside Hamilton on the front row of the grid at Monza, just two weeks after the pair collided on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is adamant his two drivers know not to collide on Sunday but Hamilton insists he does not need to change his approach.

"I will do what I do all the time," he said. "I have been racing for many, many years and have not collided with too many people, so I'll continue to race the way I do. I want to win the right way."

Hamilton is 29 points behind Rosberg in the drivers' championship and admits he needs to make the most of his pole position in Italy to stay firmly in the hunt.

"Every race is an important race - but yes: time is running out and I need those points! It would be good if tomorrow could be the first step to catch up."

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