Britain's driver Lewis Hamilton steers his Mercedes during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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Lewis Hamilton's dreams of winning the Italian Grand Prix for the third year in a row, and chalking up his 50th Formula One race victory, went out with the start lights Sunday.Hamilton passed Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Williams' Valtteri Bottas, leaving just the two Ferraris between him and Rosberg.Ferrari's two-stop strategy, compared to the single stop of the Mercedes pair, resolved that but the gap to the German was too great for Hamilton to close and keep life in the tires.The rules governing the start were changed last year, reducing the amount of information drivers have to help with clutch settings.Both Mercedes drivers, who have started all but one race on pole, have suffered slow getaways this season.Team principal Toto Wolff said "machine and driver" had got it wrong.
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