Lewis Hamilton eased to victory in Italy after a being cleared by the stewards over tyre pressures.
Hamilton’s seventh victory this season puts him 53 points ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg as the German retired.
|Hamilton finished on top in all three practice sessions,
qualifying and the race (Source-BBC)
Mercedes were investigated on the grounds the tyres were below the minimum permitted pressure.
But the stewards allowed Hamilton to keep his victory after ruling Mercedes had followed safe operating procedures.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was second as Rosberg suffered an engine failure with three laps to go.
Hamilton survived a scare in the final laps when his team told him he had to drive flat out but not what the problem was.
Kimi Raikkonen went into anti-stall from second place onto the grid and slipped back to last place and was forced to fight his way back through the field where he eventually had a good recovery to fifth place.
Raikkonen would have taken sixth until Rosberg’s surprise engine failure with just a handful of laps to go.
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Engine problems hit the German during qualifying and after racing on an older engine which was on it’s sixth race he just missed out on the chequered flag.
In the championship, Hamilton now has more than 50 points ahead of his Mercedes team mate which equates to more than two race wins, the pressure is now on Rosberg to start taking wins to claw back the championship.
Sebastian Vettel is now less than a race win behind his fellow German so the fight is on for second.
Williams had a tight battle which came down to the wire and on the final lap Felipe Massa managed to fend off his team mate Valtteri Bottas to take third place.
Nico Hulkenberg won a close fight with Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson, who was passed on the last lap for eighth by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, whose team-mate Daniil Kvyat took the final point in 10th, both Red Bulls fighting up from the back of the grid.