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Fernando Alonso retires from Ferrari’s home race in Italy // Lewis Hamilton wins at Monza as home favourites falter

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Fernando Alonso retires from Ferrari’s home race in Italy
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The Italian Grand Prix was dominated by Mercedes, both the works team as expected, and by those lucky enough to be running the German power unit. Despite dropping back at the start, both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas fought their way back into position, with Hamilton winning the race ahead of his teammate, and Bottas just missing out on the final podium position to his teammate. Massa celebrated his first podium of the season after a strong drive. Daniel Ricciardo also put in an impressive drive after a bad start to finish ahead of Vettel.

Elsewhere, Max Chilton retired on lap six after making a mistake and bumping over the kerbs to end up in the barriers. Fernando Alonso also retired after an ERS failure shut down the power on his Ferrari. He brought the car to an abrupt halt off track, retiring from the race. It’s the first time he’s retired since Malaysia last year, and it had to happen in front of the home crowd.