This was a grand prix Lewis Hamilton had no business winning. On what everyone expected to be a famous Monza day for the tifosi, Ferrari squandered a potential one-two and Sebastian Vettel lost vital ground in the world championship.
To say Ferrari lost does a great race a disservice, for the Italian Grand Prix was won, emphatically, by Hamilton and Mercedes. It's a victory that ranks among the best of the four-time world champion's 68 Formula 1 wins.
At every turn, even in qualifying, Hamilton was right there on the shoulder of Ferrari's drivers, piling on the pressure. This was his victory, because he forced the errors and made the vital passes when he had to.