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GP Week : Issue 227
lewis Hamilton's victory in Monza will spark discussion, and not because of his performance but for the merry song and dance that went on post-race. It is a shame that the race will be remembered that way, as the race Mercedes won when it shouldn't have, rather than being rememberred for the day Hamilton absolutely demolished opposition. It's a shame because Hamilton's performance was as good as he's delivered all season. He was calm and in control, and clearly so relaxed he was thinking much further into the future mid-race by asking what he could do to save his engine. He simply had so much performance in hand that nobody else in the race, not even his teammate, posed even the slightest threat. That had been the story since the cars where rolled out of the trucks. Hamilton slapped more than a little sense into the field on Friday morning when he went more than a second faster than Sebastian Vettel. His advantage was eroded by the time qualifying rolled around but there was still plenty left in the world champion's pocket. Victory sets Hamilton up nicely for the championship. He enjoys the largest points advantage he's had this season thanks to Nico Rosberg watching the final lap from the bleachers. Provided his car holds together, on current form 2016 will be Lewis' third title. Rosberg was unlucky. Though he didn't have the pace of his teammate all weekend he'd managed to limit the damage heading into the penultimate lap, only for his engine to expire. So close but so far. The engine was already long in the tooth. While Hamilton had raced a brand new unit, which included all the latest developments, problems in final 20 GPWEEK.com // 20 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> ITALY PARTNERS: