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Hamilton wins in Italy as Perez storms to 2nd
Sunday 09th September 2012, 14:34 by TF1T Staff
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.
2012 Italian GP Results:
Pos Driver Team Gap Pts 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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