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Race results - Italian Grand Prix 2017 - Hamilton wins as Ricciardo makes up ground

Hamilton wins as Ricciardo makes up ground
Credit: Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton was comfortable out front, which left us watching the Red Bull drivers. Max Verstappen picked up an early puncture which ruined his strategy and sent him to the back of the field. He had to recover and fought his way back into the top ten. Daniel Ricciardo started further back on the grid than his teammate, and managed to make his strategy work to great effect - rising up to chase Vettel for the final podium position. He had to settle for fourth, but put on quite the show whilst doing so.

In fact, Ricciardo was the main attraction as the rest of the event was tame in comparison. The race leader was untroubled out front, there were just a handful of muted retirements, and some radio traffic complaining about other drivers or unbalanced cars.

BestDaniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:23.361Lap 49
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:15:32.3121
2Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport+4.4711
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari+36.3171
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing+40.3351
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari+60.0821
6Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team+71.5281
7Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing+74.1561
8Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing+74.8341
9Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team+75.2761
10Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing+1 lap2
11Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team+1 lap1
12Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap1
13Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team+1 lap1
14Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap1
15Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team+1 lap2
16Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team+2 laps1
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren HondaLap 502
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 TeamLap 492
DNFStoffel VandoorneMcLaren HondaLap 331
DNFJolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 TeamLap 292