Lewis Hamilton, in typical fashion, routs the competition on his way to his 40th career victory in Formula 1 at Monza.
Lewis Hamilton started on the pole and led all 53 laps on his way to scoring the victory at Monza. Sebastian Vettel came home second in his Ferrari. Felipe Massa out-dueled teammate Valtteri Bottas to bring his Williams to a third place finish.
Nico Rosberg was running third in the closing laps when his engine blew up. This was the first engine blowout Mercedes has had all season.
Despite having a 20 second lead over Vettel with five laps to go, Toto Wolff – an executive director of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team – told Hamilton to open the gap. He finished the race with a 25.042 second gap over Vettel.
According to the FIA, the Mercedes starting tire pressure was a quarter of a psi under the minimum tire pressure. If that’s the case, Lewis Hamilton will most likely receive a 25-second time penalty. However, he’d still win the race by at least four-hundredths of a second over Sebastian Vettel.