‘Great result’ – Lewis Hamilton piles praise on Mercedes after climbing from 19th to 5th at controversial Italian GP

SIR LEWIS HAMILTON was happy with his result at the Italian Grand Prix after fighting back to finish fifth. Before the race the Brit joked about how bored he would be since overtaking is notoriously tough at Monza. But Hamilton showed great panache and even overtook Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly in one swift move, which left race winner Max Verstappen impressed. But Hamilton was not pleased that the race ended behind a safety car as it brought back bad memories from Abu Dhabi last year – when he should have won the race and the world championship by finishing behind a safety car. He told Sky Sports of the safety car incident: “It always brings memories back. Verstappen was the beneficiary on both occasions and has now won the last five races, including his first ever at Monza.

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