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F1: Lewis Hamilton overcomes bad start to win in Monza (+photos)

Lewis Hamilton got off the line slowly at the start of the Italian Grand Prix, but came back strong to win the race.

The Brit recorded his sixth win of the season, Sunday in Monza, and Mercedes' seventh 1-2 finish of the season.

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Podium of the 2014 Italian Grand Prix (Photo: WRI2)

It was a stressful build up altogether for Hamilton, as mechanics had to change his front wing on the grid after it sustained damage.

"The launch sequence didn't engage properly for the formation lap and then again for the start," recalls the 2008 world champion.

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Nico Rosberg takes the lead (Photo: WRI2)

"I tried to pull away as fast as possible, basically I just floored it and hoped for the best! Fortunately I didn't lose too many places.

"I'm really pleased with the win, it's feels like I have some momentum back as we go into the final races."

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Rosberg locks up on lap 29 (Photo: WRI2)

Rosberg took the lead on lap one when Hamilton bogged down, but made a small mistake on lap 29 that allowed his teammate to get the lead back.

In the chase for the drivers' championship, the German now holds a 22 points advantage of Hamilton.

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Lewis Hamilton collects the checkered flag (Photo: WRI2)

Race results* – Italian Grand Prix (round 13 of 19)
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes W05) - 53 laps 1.19'10"236
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes W05) - 3"175
3 - Felipe Massa (Williams FW36-Mercedes) - 25"026
4 - Valtteri Bottas (Williams FW36-Mercedes) - 40"786
5 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull RB10-Renault) - 50"309
6 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull RB10-Renault) - 59"965
7 - Sergio Perez (Force India VJM07-Mercedes) - 1'02"518
8 - Jenson Button (McLaren MP4/29-Mercedes) - 1'03"063
9 - Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari F14-T) - 1'03"535
10 - Kevin Magnussen (McLaren MP4/29-Mercedes) - 1'06"171 **
11 - Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso STR9-Renault) - 1'11"184
12 - Nico Hulkenberg (Force India VJM07-Mercedes) - 1'12"606
13 - Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso STR9-Renault) - 1'13"093
14 - Pastor Maldonado (Lotus E22-Renault) - 1 lap
15 - Adrian Sutil (Sauber C33-Ferrari) - 1 lap
16 - Romain Grosjean (Lotus E22-Renault) - 1 lap
17 - Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham CT05-Renault) - 1 lap
18 - Jules Bianchi (Marussia MR03-Ferrari) - 1 lap
19 - Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber C33-Ferrari) - 2 laps
20 - Marcus Ericsson (Caterham CT05-Renault) - 2 laps

Fastest lap of the race: 1'28"044 by Lewis Hamilton

Retirements
Fernando Alonso
Max Chilton

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Fernando Alonso suffered an ultra-rare mechanical failure in Monza (Photo: WRI2)

Drivers' championship
1.Rosberg 238; 2.Hamilton 216; 3.Ricciardo 166; 4.Bottas 122; 5.Alonso 121; 6.Vettel 106; 7.Button 72; 8.Hulkenberg 70; 9.Massa 55; 10.Raikkonen 41; 11.Perez 39; 12.Magnussen 38; 13.Vergne 11; 14.Grosjean, Kvyat 8; 16.Bianchi 2.

Constructors' championship
1.Mercedes 454; 2.Red Bull-Renault 272; 3.Williams-Mercedes 177; 4.Ferrari 162; 5.McLaren-Mercedes 110; 6.Force India-Mercedes 109; 7.Toro Rosso-Renault 19; 8.Lotus-Renault 8; 9.Marussia-Ferrari 2.

*Unofficial results

**5-place penalty