Hamilton wins in Italy as Perez storms to 2nd

Sunday 09th September 2012, 14:34 by TF1T Staff 

McLaren

Lewis Hamilton gave McLaren their third consecutive win in what was a perfect day for the 2008 world champion who closes the gap to championship leader Fernando Alonso.

The same couldn't be said for his team-mate Jenson Button who comfortably held second behind Hamilton, before a fuel pick-up issue forced him to retire.

Sergio Perez stormed through the field from P12 to finish second ahead of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

The weekend will be one to forget for Red Bull after both cars retired from the race. Sebastian Vettel with an alternator issue and Mark Webber with flat-spotted tyres after a massive spin as he exited the chicane.

For a full race report, check out our live commentary here.

2012 Italian GP Results:

PosDriverTeamGapPts
01. L. Hamilton McLaren
25
02. S. Perez Sauber +4.3 18
03. F. Alonso Ferrari +20.5 15
04. F. Massa Ferrari +29.6 12
05. K. Raikkonen Lotus +30.8 10
06. M. Schumacher Mercedes +31.2 8
07. N. Rosberg Mercedes +33.5 6
08. P. di Resta Force India +41.0 4
09. K. Kobayashi Sauber +43.8 2
10. B. Senna Williams +48.1 1
11. P. Maldonado Williams +48.6
12. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso +50.3
13. J. d'Ambrosio Lotus +1:15.8  
14. H. Kovalainen Caterham +1 lap  
15. V. Petrov Caterham +1 lap  
16. C. Pic Marussia +1 lap  
17. T. Glock Marussia +1 lap
18. P. de la Rosa HRT +1 lap  
19. N. Karthikeyan HRT +1 lap  
20. M. Webber Red Bull +2 laps  
21. N. Hulkenberg Force India +3 laps
22. S. Vettel Red Bull +6 laps  
23. J. Button McLaren +21 laps  
24. J. Vergne Toro Rosso +45 laps  

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