Hamilton eyes record-breaking Italian GP title

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2020 FIA Formula One World Championship 

2020 Italian Grand Prix 

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Monza, Italy
Sunday, 6 September 2020
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will be looking to make history at the Italian Grand Prix on September 06.
The British superstar has won the most Italian Grand Prix titles (five) - a record which he shares with Formula One legend Michael Schumacher. 
Hamilton, who is the reigning Formula One world champion, is now hoping to become the first man to win the race six times this weekend.
Max Verstappen of Red Bull
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The accomplished driver finished third in last year's race behind his teammate Valtteri Bottas with Charles Leclerc of Ferrari securing the title. 
Hamilton has enjoyed one of his best starts to a season as he has won five out of the first seven races thus far including the most recent race, Belgian Grand Prix. 
As a result, Hamilton is placed at the top of the Drivers' Championship standings having accumulated 157 points.
Bottas is on position three with 107 points, while Red Bull driver Max Verstappen is placed second having collected 110 points so far.
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes
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Hamilton's victory at Belgian was the 89th of his career and he is two victories away from Schumacher's all-time record and also set to equal his seven titles.
The 35-year-old reflected on his performance at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium where he was keen to finish in the top two positions. 
"This weekend was my choice to go first or second [of the Mercedes], and I chose to go first," Hamilton said. 
"I wanted to be out in the clean air, not having to worry about people up ahead of me, getting the gap in the last corner, wondering whether it's four or eight-seconds gap. 
"Because you're still getting a tow from someone at seven seconds behind. I didn't want anything coming in my way. It worked out perfectly."
Mercedes are placed at the top of Constructors' standings followed by second-placed Red Bull and third-placed McLaren-Renault.

2019 Italian Grand Prix results

Winner: Charles Leclerc - Ferrari 
Runner-Up: Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes
Third-Place: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes

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Published: 09/04/2020