Nico Rosberg wins in Italy

Published on 04 Sep 2016 15:10
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Nico Rosberg has won the Italian Grand Prix by a comfortable margin over his team-mate. Rosberg drove a composed race to claim his 21st race win and 50th podium finish.

Hamilton finished in second place after getting bogged down and dropping to sixth after the first corner. He came back to overtake the cars ahead and keep the gap to his team-mate to two points.

Sebastain Vettel gave the tifosi something to cheer about as he came home in third in the Ferrari. His team-mate Kimi Raikkonen finished behind him in fourth.   Daniel Ricciardo was fifth, comfortably ahead of the Williams of Valtteri Bottas who was sixth. 

Max Verstappen crawled back to seventh after a horror start which saw him drop multiple positions. Sergio Perez finished in eight ahead of the Williams of Felipe Massa who announced earlier this week he would be retiring. Taking the final point was the Force India of Nico Hulkenberg.


04 September 2016 - Grand Prix of Italy - Race
  Driver Team Difference #
1. DE Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1h18 53
2. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes + 15.070 53
3. DE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari + 20.990 53
4. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari + 27.561 53
5. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing + 45.295 53
6. FI Valtteri Bottas Williams + 51.015 53
7. NL Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing + 54.236 53
8. MX Sergio Perez Force India + 64.954 53
9. BR Felipe Massa Williams + 65.617 53
10. DE Nico Hülkenberg Force India + 78.656 53
11. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 52
12. GB Jenson Button McLaren 52
13. MX Esteban Gutierrez Haas F1 52
14. ES Fernando Alonso McLaren 52
15. ES Carlos Sainz jr Toro Rosso 52
16. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 52
17. DK Kevin Magnussen Renault 52
18. FR Esteban Ocon Manor F1 51
Did not finish
19. RU Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 36
20. DE Pascal Wehrlein Manor F1 26
21. GB Jolyon Palmer Renault 7
22. BR Felipe Nasr Sauber 6
 
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SE calle.itw 05 Sep 2016 13:140
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A decent race, seems like the curse of the pole sitting Mercedes struck once again. Singapore will be very interesting, methinks.
 

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