Lewis Hamilton wins at Monza thanks to superb late overtake

Lewis Hamilton extended his lead at the top of the Formula 1 championship thanks to a superb late pass to win the Italian Grand Prix.

Kimi Raikkonen started on pole but locked up on the first lap, which also caused a collision between Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

The latter spun out and at one moment he had dropped as low as 18th.

The German was able to get back up to fifth but has still lost points on Hamilton who had the last laugh.

On Lap 45 the Mercedes driver produced a brilliant pass to get ahead of Raikkonen and secure victory.

Max Verstappen finished third on the track but dropped to fifth for nudging Valtteri Bottas, which pushed the Finn up to a podium place and Vettel to fourth.

It all means that Hamilton’s gap at the top of the standings is now 30 points.

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