Formula 1: Hamilton out of Italian Grand Prix

Monza: Lewis Hamilton`s bid to reclaim his Formula One title was dealt a severe blow in Monza on Sunday when he was a first lap casualty in the Italian Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver and 2008 champion, leading the 2010 standings by three points from Red Bull`s Mark Webber, slithered off after his car nudged Felipe Massa`s Ferrari when in fourth place at the Della Roggia chicane.

Massa`s teammate, Fernando Alonso, started from pole but was beaten to the first corner by defending champion Jenson Button who got off to a lightning start from beside the Spaniard on the front row.

On lap two Button was leading the two Ferraris with Nico Rosberg lying fourth for Mercedes.

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