The Frecce Tricolori acrobatic squad fly over the track prior to the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack, Italy.
The Frecce Tricolori acrobatic squad fly over the track prior to the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack, Italy.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the first laps.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the first laps.
Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France leads Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Great Britain during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France leads Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Great Britain during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Great Britain, left, and Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France collide during the start of the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Great Britain, left, and Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France collide during the start of the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gets the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line to win the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gets the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line to win the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates  with the team after winning.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates with the team after winning.
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas with their respective trophies after the win.
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas with their respective trophies after the win.
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The Frecce Tricolori acrobatic squad fly over the track prior to the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack, Italy.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the first laps.
Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France leads Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Great Britain during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Great Britain, left, and Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France collide during the start of the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gets the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line to win the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates  with the team after winning.
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas with their respective trophies after the win.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix

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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.

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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.

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