Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took the outright championship lead for the first time this season. With a dominant victory in the Italian Grand Prix.

A day after breaking the all-time record for pole positions, Hamilton was in total control at Monza.  Leading team-mate Valtteri Bottas to a one-two.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was third and is three points behind Hamilton.

Formula 1’s (F1) next race is in Singapore; the first of the last 7 races remaining this season.

The victory was Hamilton’s sixth of the season and it capped a perfect weekend for him. This season, Vettel only has four victories.

Before the Italian Grand Prix, Hamilton has left lovers of the late Princess Diana in tears with his tribute poem to her – ‘England’s Rose’.

The three-time F1 world champion who was born in Stevenage, was only 12 when Diana died in a Paris car crash.

He wrote poem to mark the 20th anniversary of her death and posted it on social media.

The 32-year-old said she was a “shining star in the midnight sky” and his poem was accompanied by images of Diana and a Van Morrison song.

Hamilton posted the poem on his Instagram account and within hours his video had been viewed nearly 200,000 times and received hundreds of comments.

One follower said: “Beautiful @lewishamilton. She’s my biggest inspiration in every way, since I was a small child till today”.

Another added: “What a touching tribute to the People’s Princess. Still feels like yesterday, still feels so tragic”.

Hamilton’s poem referred to Diana as the “nation’s rose” and said “the Earth stood still as we laid her to rest”.

TNT Sport

Photo Credit: Morio

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