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Summary

  1. Hamilton wins to take championship lead
  2. Mercedes driver leads Ferrari's Vettel by three points
  3. Bottas second, Vettel third, Ricciardo fourth from 16th on grid
  4. First back-to-back winner in F1 this season
  5. Next race in Singapore on 17 September

Live Reporting

By Jamie Strickland

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

Hamilton celebrates in Italy
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Right, we are done with this live page for today. Thanks as ever for your company and contributions.

After the chaos of Saturday's qualifying session it was perhaps expecting a bit too much to hope race day would deliver similar drama, and in the end we had to content ourselves with rather processional display of dominance by those two flying Mercedes cars.

But that is not to underestimate the importance of this result in the title battle, or its significance in ramping up the pressure on Ferrari as the F1 circus heads to Singapore and a circuit that is expected to be ideally suited to the strengths of the Scuderia.

Lewis Hamilton was superb all weekend, delivering a record-breaking pole on Saturday and following up with a win that takes him into the lead of the championship for the first time this season. He's peaking at just the right time, and a fourth world title is now tantalisingly close.

And we can't close without a word for Daniel Ricciardo, who again demonstrated just what a superstar he is with a bullish, brave and entertaining drive from 16th to fourth place.

We'll see you in Singapore.

So farewell, Europe

And with that (somewhat underwhelming) Italian Grand Prix we bid adieu to the European F1 season for another year.

Seven races remain in 2017, all of them flyaways.

Next up is the Singapore Grand Prix on 17 September, before six races in the final two months of the season:

Malaysian Grand Prix, 1 October

Japanese Grand Prix, 8 October

United States Grand Prix, 22 October

Mexican Grand Prix, 29 October

Brazilian Grand Prix, 12 November

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, 26 November

Singapore
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Next stop: Singapore

Big decisions ahead for McLaren and Alonso

Fernando Alosno has been asked by Sky Sports whether there will be an announcement this week on McLaren's engine supplier for next season, with Renault expected to replace Honda.

"We'll see - I think it's an important week for McLaren to make some decisions. Hopefully we'll know something before Singapore.

"I need to keep looking what possibilities there are for the future and hopefully make a decision in September."

Hamilton is booed by Ferrari fans during post-race interview

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Get Involved - Reaction to Ricciardo

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Ricky Mittica: By far the best driver!!! if @danielricciardo was in a Mercedes or Ferrari he would win every race by ridiculous margins!!!

Andre Murray: Can't help but think @redbullracing should have given @danielricciardo 3/5 more laps on the fastest tire to chase for a podium

Mugenyi Mathias: wow! What a performance @danielricciardo from 16th-4th! Really incredible come back to grab point & so close at the podium.

Daniel Ricciardo
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'We will go for it!'

"We did our best again today. After Spa and Monza, now there are some better races for us coming and we will go for it! Thanks for the continuous support!"

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Daniel Ricciardo, P4, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was fun and I had some good overtakes.

"I will give Raikkonen the credit - he raced clean and fair but I would have done that overtake on anyone. It doesn't matter who I overtake. I knew it was going to be hard once you got nearer the front because they are going quicker.

"The tyres were feeling quite gooey at one point and I think there was a little contact on the first and second chicanes.

"I think we will lap the field in Singapore so we will look forward to that!"

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Folojimi: 2017 championship is finely poised! I believe it is going down to the wires. Ferrari has been poor all weekend so great job by Vettel.

Bananaman: If the Red Bulls didn't have grid penalties today there wouldn't have been a Ferrari on the podium

Chamath de Silva: Easy 1-2 for Mercedes. Great drive by Ricciardo... Ferrari should be very concerned.

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More from Lewis Hamilton: "Today was all about the team pulling together and maximising the car. It was fantastic. I look forward to coming back here next year and for the rest of this season. "

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'We have a very strong car'

Sebastian Vettel, P3: "It was entertaining - it was quite good fun!

"My start was not so good - I had quite a lot of wheel spin and we didn't quite have the pace of the leading two cars but seeing the people and having that support was amazing.

"We have a very strong car and will have a very strong end of the season."

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'The car was so strong today'

Valtteri Bottas, P2: "The start was tricky but I just need to keep my head down and get the places step by step. The car was so strong today. It was amazing today how quick we were.

"It was a perfect result today for the team. No dramas."

'Mercedes power is better than Ferrari power'

Race winner Lewis Hamilton: "You know what - I love it here in Italy. I love the passion of the fans especially the Ferrari fans. The energy - you never get to see it apart from Silverstone so I love it. I am happy. The team did an amazing job.

"Valtteri did a great job. Mercedes power is better than Ferrari power so that's one thing.

"The start was difficult - grip was quite low.

"A lot of British supporters so I am happy with that."

Jean Alesi doing the podium interview with Sebastian Vettel.

I love seeing Jean Alesi. It's like the great Tony Curtis still walks among us.

Are you saying boo or boo-urns?

Ferrari fans are leaving Lewis Hamilton in no doubt how they feel about his win today.

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The BBC Sport elves are scurrying hither and thither to assemble Andrew Benson's race report.

Gorge yourself on the fruits of their labours here.

Get Involved - Hamilton wins at Monza

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Thomas Mark Baldry:@LewisHamilton great win. Top spot as well!

Rachel T: Gotta love HAM breaking records & nicking the championship lead at Ferrari's manor!

H(ero)arry 44: HAMMO TAKES THE LEAD OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP!! Buzzzingggg come on young man

Toto Wolff, Mercedes team boss: "Every bit of momentum is important. We are expecting it to be really difficult in Singapore. We will do the best we can but I will go into it sort of glass half empty."

📸 Silver lining 

A day to remember for @MercedesAMGF1 at Monza 

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📸 Silver lining A day to remember for @MercedesAMGF1 at Monza #ItalianGP 🇮🇹 #F1

Allan McNish

BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

It's always better to lead a championship than to chase one - especially as he has been chasing since Melbourne back in March.

However, we are coming up to races that suit Ferrari much more. The fight is still on.

Drivers' championship standings

1 Lewis Hamilton 238, 2 Sebastian Vettel 235, 3 Valtteri Bottas 197, 4 Daniel Ricciardo 144, 5 Kimi Raikkonen 138, 6 Max Verstappen 68

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Hamilton is three points ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the drivers championship and that, psychologically, is huge.

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Kimi Raikkonen takes fifth in the second Ferrari, while Esteban Ocon is sixth for Force India.

The Williams cars had a great scrap on that last lap but Lance Stroll did enough to finish ahead of Felipe Massa, while the second Force India of Sergio Perez watched them scrap all the way to the flag as he took ninth.

Tenth goes to Max Verstappen after that earlier crash damage.

Valtteri Bottas comes home in second place, with Sebastian Vettel holding off Daniel Ricciardo for third place.

Hamilton takes the lead of the championship for the first time in 2017.

Chequered flag

LEWIS HAMILTON WINS THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX.

Lewis Hamilton
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Team radio

McLaren: "Ok Fernando - back off, back off. We need to retire the car."

Alonso: "Okay."

FINAL LAP

A cruise home for Hamilton surely.

Ricciardo on Vettel is not going to happen, sadly.

Mice getting into the machinery

Sauber's Marcus Ericsson and McLaren's Fernando Alonso have each been told to retire their cars.

Two laps to go

Hamilton leads by five seconds from Bottas.

Stewards clear Verstappen

All very needless and silly.

Ricciardo has set a fastest lap of 1:23.361 and is now just 4.3s behind Vettel.

Three laps to go.

Team radio

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen: "If that is allowed, it's crazy. That can't be allowed. "

Haas pitwall: "Copy that - we are reporting it to Charlie"

Verstappen is going to be investigated for "forcing another driver off the track" after that tangle with Magnussen into the second chicane.

Magnussen has been bleating about it over the radio but there didn't seem to be much in it.

Good, forceful driving by Verstappen.

Get on and race!

Jennie Gow

BBC Radio 5 live pit-lane reporter

I spoke to Toto Wolff on the BBC F1 podcast this week and he said it is "a no brainer" to keep Bottas next year.

However, he did say they don't want to be caught out in the madness of the driver market with some "big names" potentially becoming available.

Max Verstappen being one of them...

Bottas doing the business again

Jack Nicholls

Radio 5 live Formula 1 commentator

Valtteri Bottas has got to be considered for Mercedes next year. He is only on a one-year contract but he is the perfect support for Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen back into the points

Verstappen looks like making the most of a difficult day at the office. He's pulled off a few decent moves against the midfield runners and has just out-braked Kevin Magnussen's Haas into the first chicane.

Magnussen then goes off track at the second chicane as he tries to fight back.

P10 for the Red Bull man.

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Adeel Ejaz: Oh my! Daniel Ricciardo is on fire!!! 😮

Liam Boland: Daniel Ricciardo is incredible! Let's get 3rd baby! 🏁🏎

Fissuh Hailu: Dani RIC is having a blast. What a move there! Now VET.

Hamilton heading for title lead

A reminder that if it stays this way then Lewis Hamilton will take the lead of the championship for the first time.

Twenty-five points today allied to 15 for Vettel will put the Briton three ahead going into the race in Singapore.