Rosberg wasn't so lucky with his start, he was slow off the line a fell down to 11th place. After his second pit stop for hard tires, he quickly set multiple fastest lap that helped him finish behind his teammate in 7th place.
The Red Bull cars fell victims to the heat that saw both drivers retire from the race. Even though Hamilton domniated the race, Sergio Perez in his Ferrari powered Sauber was the star of the race, starting from 12th place, he managed to finish second while overtaking both Ferrari drivers, Massa and Alonso.
Full Race Resultser 53 of 53 laps
|Italian GP race completed. Fastest Lap - N Rosberg 1.27.239 on Lap 53|
|1||Great Britain||L Hamilton||McLaren|
|8||Great Britain||P Di Resta||Force India|
|12||Australia||D Ricciardo||Toro Rosso|
|15||Russian Federation||V Petrov||Caterham|
|18||Spain||P de la Rosa||HRT|
|20||Germany||N Hulkenberg (ret.)||Force India|
|21||Australia||M Webber (ret.)||Red Bull|
|22||Germany||S Vettel (ret.)||Red Bull|
|23||Great Britain||J Button (ret.)||McLaren|
|24||France||J Vergne (ret.)||Toro Rosso|
“So I’m satisfied with that today, although there may have been potential for more. I had no grip on my option tyres in the first stint, which were the same set that gave me problems in Q3 After the first stop, I had very good pace and was able to set a few fastest race laps and move up the field with some nice overtakes. It’s nice to have had a better finish to a race weekend and I’m looking forward to more of the same in Singapore in a couple of weeks.”
“It was a fun race today. Although I must admit that, following our performance on Friday, I had secretly hoped we would be able to move up the field. But we had a tricky first stint. After that, everything went really well, we were on the pace and I think we showed a clear upwards trend today. I kind of ran out of laps this afternoon and, if the race had been a bit longer, I'd have been able to battle even further forward. Overall, though, we got everything out of it today. Now we need to keep this trend going - and everybody in the team is working hard on it.”
“Both our drivers put in strong, aggressive and controlled performances today. We knew that a one-stop strategy was not feasible for us this afternoon, so we went into the race planning to make two stops and knew the drivers would have to race hard to make it work against other cars who were one-stopping.
The disappointment today was that both drivers really struggled on their first set of tyres - perhaps because of how we used them in qualifying, running more than one timed lap in Q3, or perhaps another factor, which is something we will have to analyse. We lost all our time in this phase of the race but, thereafter, the performance of both cars looked good.
Nico's fastest lap shows that our level of performance today was reasonable and both he and Michael were consistently among the fastest in the second half of the race. Sixth and seventh places are far from perfect but we can be positive about an exciting race, running the right strategy for our current situation and two great drives from Michael and Nico"
"We didn't have great pace in the opening stint, running the option tyres we had used in qualifying like everybody in the top ten, but it looked much better after the first stops Congratulations to Lewis and McLaren Mercedes on three wins in a row - two for Lewis, one for Jenson. Our Mercedes engine has taken six wins from 13 races this season, including one for our Silver Arrows team in China. After scoring the most points of any engine in 2009, 2010 and 2011, this confirms the Mercedes V8 as the most successful power plant so far in 2012 as well.”