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Magical Monza weekend for Mercedes

Written by: Neil

Lewis Hamilton threw away a fantastic opportunity to get one over on his Mercedes teammate when his car bogged down off the grid at the start of last weekend's Italian Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg able to romp to victory as a result.

Overall, it was another stunning weekend for Mercedes fans, with Hamilton fighting back throughout the race to secure a one-two for the German outfit. However, it could've been very different, after Hamilton put in a stunning qualifying lap to start from pole position.

He was less than at his best when the lights went out at the start though, with Rosberg able to capitalise and move into first place. A stunning 53 laps later of faultless driving and Rosberg emerged the victor and closed the gap in this year's Driver's Championship to just two points.

Further down the grid, Ferrari were the best of the rest at Monza – the iconic Italian marque's  home Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Red Bull, Williams and Force India battled it out in a thrill-packed race for the minor points places.

Come the chequered flag, Mercedes proved themselves to be a step above the rest yet again.

It means the battle for both the driver's and team championships will more than likely be an all-Mercedes affair again this year. However, with some significant rule changes coming into effect in 2017, next year could see a break in the stranglehold of the team on F1. It's just a shame that everything seems so one-sided this year!

 

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