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Lewis Hamilton put on a near faultless display at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday and thereby not only saw himself overtake Sebastian Vettel in the drivers’ standings, but also became the first to win back-to-back races all season.

The Mercedes driver started on pole and remained in the lead for the rest of the race at Monza.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ended in third position after looking largely uncomfortable during the back stretch with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo even threatening to steal a podium finish as the race entered its final 10 laps.

This led to Hamilton ending the day with a 3-point advantage in the overall race.

Hamilton has won three of the last four races, starting at the British Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix last time out.

It capped a brilliant weekend for the British driver who by finishing on pole on Saturday set a new record. It was the 69th time in his career he had qualified first on the grid and saw him move ahead of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record.

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