Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix virtually unchallenged from pole position on Sunday and moved ahead of Sebastian Vettel to take the lead in the drivers' standings.
Hamilton finished nearly five seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas while Vettel came third in his Ferrari, more than half a minute behind. Hamilton now has 238 points, three more than Vettel with seven races remaining in what has developed into a riveting Formula One season.
Vettel had led the standings all season but Ferrari struggled in rainy qualifying conditions Saturday and couldn't match Mercedes' race pace, either, on a Monza circuit featuring long straights and high speeds better suited to Mercedes' power.
Fly-away races make up the rest of the F1 calendar, starting with the Singapore GP in two weeks.
Daniel Ricciardo is starting to make a habit of charging through the Formula One field with dazzling overtaking.
The Red Bull driver claimed his fifth career win in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in June after starting 10th and went all the way from the back to fifth in the British GP in July. The Australian did it again at Sunday's Italian GP, slaloming through the field to finish just off the podium in fourth after another grid penalty imposed a 16th-place start.