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HAMILTON KEEPS WIN AFTER INVESTIGATION ROSBERG DNF’ WITH 2 LAPS TO GO KIMI BLAMES FAULTY CLUTCH

Lewis Hamilton has been confirmed as the winner of the Italian Grand Prix after an investigation into a tire pressure breach.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team were called to see the race stewards immediately after the Briton romped to victory in Monza.

But after a near two-hour investigation they reached a verdict to allow Hamilton to keep his victory.

It means Hamilton will head to the Singapore Grand Prix with a 53-point lead over Nico Rosberg who retired with an engine problem.

The 30-year-old held off the challenge from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel on the run down to turn one and from there he never looked back.

Vettel followed Hamilton home while Rosberg retired after his engine blew up with just two laps remaining.

Former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa crossed the line in third for Williams.

As far as dominant race weekends go, Hamilton is unlikely to have sampled one like this before.

The British driver headed into Sunday’s race having topped every practice and qualifying session. He followed that up with a lights-to-flag victory and posted the fastest lap, too.

The Monza venue is known as the ‘temple of speed’, but for Rosberg it was more the ‘temple of doom’.

The German, who had already reverted to an inferior Mercedes engine, after his packed up in practice on Friday, started from only fourth on the grid.