2012 ITALIAN GP: HAMILTON WITH EASY WIN

Lewis easy, Alonso had to earn his Podium!!!
Lewis Hamilton won a compelling Italian Grand Prix in which both Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel retired while Sergio Perez came from 12th on the grid to finish second. Hamilton dominated the race throughout with the action taking place behind him, but Perez, the star performer, finished just 4.3s behind at the end of the race.

Fernando Alonso finished third after starting from tenth and couldn't stop Perez passing him seven laps from the end of the race. Felipe Massa finished fourth after playing a dutiful role for Ferrari, splitting the McLarens at the start and then making way for Alonso midway through the race.

Kimi Raikkonen finished fifth, the only other championship contender to make the chequered flag as Mark Webber retired two laps from the end. Michael Schumacher finished close behind Raikkonen in sixth place ahead of his team-mate Nico Rosberg, Paul di Resta, Kamui Kobayashi and Bruno Senna.
The Italian Grand Prix, Monza
53 laps, 306.720km., Weather: Sunny.

Classified:
Pos     Driver                 Team                     Time
 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes           1h19:41.221
 2.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari             +     4.356
 3.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari                    +    20.594
 4.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari                    +    29.667
 5.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault              +    30.881
 6.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes AMG               +    31.259
 7.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG               +    33.550
 8.  Paul Di Resta         Force India-Mercedes       +    41.057
 9.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari             +    43.898
10.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault           +    48.144
11.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault           +    48.682
12.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +    50.316
13.  Jerome d'Ambrosio     Lotus-Renault              +  1:15.861
14.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
15.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
16.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth          +     1 lap
17.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth          +     1 lap
18.  Pedro De la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth               +     1 lap
19.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth               +     1 lap
20.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault           +    2 laps
21.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes       +    3 laps
22.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault           +    6 laps

Fastest lap: Nico Rosberg - 1:27.239

Not classified:
Driver               Team                   On lap
Jenson Button        McLaren-Mercedes       32
Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso-Ferrari      8


After 13 races:
Drivers:                    Constructors:             
 1.  F.Alonso       179     1. Red Bull-Renault          272
 2.  L.Hamilton     142     2. McLaren-Mercedes          243
 3.  K.Raikkonen    141     3. Ferrari                   226
 4.  S.Vettel       140     4. Lotus-Renault             217
 5.  M.Webber       132     5. Mercedes  AMG             126
 6.  J.Button       101     6. Sauber-Ferrari            100
 7.  N.Rosberg       83     7. Force India-Mercedes       63
 8.  R.Grosjean      76     8. Williams-Renault           54
 9.  S.Perez         65     9. Toro Rosso-Ferrari         12
10.  F.Massa         47
11.  M.Schumacher    43
12.  K.Kobayashi     35
13.  P.Di Resta      32
14.  N.Hulkenberg    31
15.  P.Maldonado     29
16.  B.Senna         25
17.  J.Vergne         8
18.  D.Ricciardo      4