In a tough weekend for his team, the double world champion led home a Mclaren one-two at Monza. By MARK HUGHES
McLaren-Mercedes one-two, a resounding defeat of Ferrari in its own backyard, and the team went into its well rehearsed victory mode. As Fernando Alonso - the faster McLaren man all weekend - stood on the top step of the podium and Lewis Hamilton took satisfaction from a stunning pass on Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, the silver team gear was replaced by the bright orange outfits, their special winners attire.
But such were the political overtones of the weekend that the paddock celebrations were distinctly muted, even if those in the garage in the euphoria of the moment were far from that. Paranoia was all around - understandably so with the team in the midst of preparing for the Thursday FIA world council meeting.
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