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Monza Formula One Winner Lewis Hamilton Booed For Not Driving A Ferrari

Monza Formula One Winner Lewis Hamilton Booed For Not Driving A Ferrari

Hamilton took the outright lead in the championship for the first time in a year.

Wolff has denied there were any contract conversations with Vettel, a four-times world champion, and Hamilton said he had no doubt that the team was fully behind him.

With the Italian team's home crowd cheering as he stood on the podium, despite trailing in third and half a minute behind race victor Hamilton, Vettel said he was energised for the battles ahead.

It was the fourth year in a row that the Briton has taken pole at Monza, the fastest circuit on the calendar, but he left it until the final seconds to put it beyond all doubt after Verstappen had gone fastest.

Hamilton capped an ideal weekend with a controlled win, leading home team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes comprehensively upstaged home favourites Vettel and Ferrari at Monza.

Valtteri Bottas made it a one-two for the Mercedes today because he finished second.

Even more interesting than that is that the penalties for the Red Bulls will see Williams Lance Stroll start in second place tomorrow with Esteban Ocon starting in third place for Force India. But Vettel said that he's not concerned about that right now.

Hamilton established the record in just 201 races, far fewer than Schumacher's 308 but there's a long way to go for the British driver.

If that left the passionate Ferrari fans crestfallen at the prospect of another hard weekend at their home circuit, the German put on a fearless face.

Heavy rain here at Monza led to the delay of the one-hour running with fans dressed in ponchos and taking cover from the inclement conditions by huddling under umbrellas.

The start of the session saw heavy rainfall and low visibility that led to Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean to spin and hit the barriers at over 300kmph.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen clashed with Brazilian Felipe Massa's Williams in an incident that forced the Dutch teenager to pit with a puncture.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third and remains three points behind Hamilton. We owe it all to them.

"I can't speak for other people, but I think Kimi and myself were racing each other the whole year".

"I know that we only get stronger, so I'm in a very, very positive mood", added the German. "Up to then, we need to do our best every single time and then we count the points that we have".


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