The Courier-Mail

Lewis hot in Italy

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LEWIS Hamilton extended his lead in this year’s drivers’ world championsh­ip to 53 points after victory in the Italian Grand Prix in Monza yesterday.

The Briton’s nearest title rival, Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, retired with a blown engine with two laps to go when placed third.

Hamilton led from pole position to the checkered flag in front of Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari, leading all the way and surviving a nervous period during the final laps when he was aware of possible problems.

Aussie Daniel Ricciardo – in his Red Bull – was eighth.

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