Capitalising on a top-10 start, Sergio Perez finished seventh to secure six points for Sahara Force India at the Italian Grand Prix as the team reduced the gap with fifth-placed McLaren to just one, here Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton wasted no time in asserting himself in Italian Grand Prix practice on Friday with the Mercedes driver lapping more than half a second quicker than anyone else at the fastest track on the calendar.
Who does he think can stop him from winning the Formula 1 drivers` championship for the fourth successive year? "Nobody, I hope," quips Sebastian Vettel, who leads the title race by 53 points over his nearest rival, Ferrari`s Fernando Alonso, after the 12th of the 19-race card.
Sebastian Vettel left the Monza paddock trying not to grin from ear to ear after his dominant triumph for Red Bull in Sunday`s Italian Grand Prix and doing his best to avoid all talk of a fourth consecutive drivers` title.
Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton has admitted that the scale of the task ahead for winning the F1 World Championship title was now like running up Everest, without oxygen, in swimming trunks, after he fell 81 points behind in the title race.