Nico Rosberg's ill-fortune this weekend and another dominant victory by Lewis Hamilton has given the German the unenviable task of turning around a 53-point gap to his Mercedes teammate.
Rosberg's saving grace however, could be a penalty that Hamilton may receive after it was revealed after the race that the Briton's rear left tyre had been 0.3psi below the limit. That said, Rosberg's tyre pressure on the same rear left was revealed to be 1.1psi under the limit after the two Mercedes cars as well as the two Ferrari's were the only cars tested before the
Hamilton won the race by 25.042 ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, the biggest winning gap since 1998 when Michael Schumacher led a Tifosi one-two ahead of Eddie Irvine with a 37 second gap in Monza. If Hamilton received a 25-second gap would reduce the gap to just 0.042 seconds - the third closest winning margin ever. However, may be disqualified overall or face retrospect punishment in the next race in Singapore.
Rosberg begun the weekend at a disadvantage as he, unlike two-world champion Hamilton, raced without Mercedes new engine specification due a problem which could not be rectified in time.
The 2014 runner-up was slower than Hamilton throughout the whole weekend and after being bogged down by Kimi Raikkonen who stalled on the grid, meaning he lost places on the grid (fourth to sixth) for the fourth race in-a-row, Rosberg's old engine burst into flames on the penultimate as he chased down Sebastian Vettel for second place.
Full race classification below: