Hamilton blazes to top honors at Italian GP - F1 2012

In the F1 circuits, Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix after both strongly placed, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel retired. Sergio Perez made an outstanding effort by climbing up from 12th on the grid to finish second just 4.3s behind the leader, while Fernando Alonso finished third after starting from 10th but couldn't stop Perez who passed him seven laps from the end of the race.

Felipe Massa finished fourth in his Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen managed a finish with fifth who is also the title contender this season.

With this win, Lewis second in the championship has just one point advantage ahead of Kimi and two to the last two season champion Vettel, whereas the championship leader at the moment Alonso has an healthy 37 points ahead of Hamilton. With another seven rounds to go this season with 175 points up for grabs, it will be too early to come to predict that who would be picking up the big trophy.

The next round is the Singapore GP between 21-23 September.

[pictures courtesy media.sbs.com.au]

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