– source; AP
Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo has had his Formula One win streak snapped, with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton taking out the Italian Grand Prix ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg.
Ricciardo, who had won the Hungarian and Belgian races but qualified ninth fastest at Monza, moved up four places to finish fifth – one spot ahead of his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel.
Meanwhile, Hamilton pressured Rosberg into a mistake and took full advantage on Sunday.
The key pass came about midway through the race as Hamilton had recovered from a poor start to pull up right behind Rosberg.
Clearly feeling Hamilton’s presence behind him, Rosberg drove straight through the Monza circuit’s first chicane at the end of the main straightaway and was slowed as he slalomed through obstacles.
All Hamilton had to do was stay on the track and he easily passed Rosberg and then cruised to his sixth victory of the season and 28th of his Formula One career.
Hamilton also cut Rosberg’s championship lead from 29 to 22 points with six races remaining.