Italian Grand Prix in pictures

Updated 1120 GMT (1920 HKT) September 7, 2015
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A Ferrari fan arrives at Monza ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. One of the most evocative and important tracks in the sport, it is a highlight of the Formula One season. Charles Coates/Getty Images
Grid girls -- a permanent feature of every F1 grand prix -- file down to the drivers' parade prior to the start of the race. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
A fly past over Monza spills out smoke in the colors of the Italian flag as the pre-race festivities continued. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Drivers stand to attention on the grid as the Italian national anthem is played before the action on the track gets under way. Dan Istitene/Getty Images
The car of Russian Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat returns to the garage for a tune-up before the racing begins in earnest. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton, from the United Kingdom, established an early lead in his Mercedes after starting on pole position, knowing a win would take him another step closer to regaining his drivers' title. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
Carlos Sainz's Toro Rosso zips down one of the straights, splintered by sunlight through the trees. Peter Fox/Getty Images
Hamilton sprays the crowd with champagne after securing his seventh victory of the season that extended his lead in the drivers' championship to 53 points. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
With seven races of the season remaining, Hamilton looks set to retain his crown and secure the third title of his career. Dan Istitene/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Sebastian Vettel delighted the vociferous home crowd by finishing second in his Ferrari while Felipe Massa, a former Ferrari driver, came third. Charles Coates/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images