F1: Haas draw level with Renault after Grosjean’s sixth place

Roman Grosjean on his way to sixth place in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix
Roman Grosjean on his way to sixth place in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean delivered a strong sixth-place finish in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix Sunday

That was enough for the Haas F1 Team to eliminate the gap to fourth-place Renault Sport F1 in the constructors’ standings. The Banbury squad is now tied with the Enstone outfit.

Grosjean started sixth at Autodromo Nazionale Monza and ended up in that position at the end of the race but Banbury team-mate Kevin Magnussen, after starting 11th, endured a difficult race and wound up 17th following the retirements of Fernando Alonso’s McLaren and Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull.

Lewis Hamilton went on to win the by 8.705 seconds over pole-sitter Kimi Räikkönen, denying Scuderia Ferrari a win in its home race.

The victory was the 68th of Hamilton’s Formula One career, his series-leading sixth this season and his fifth at Monza, equaling the record of Italian Grand Prix wins held by the legendary Michael Schumacher.

Hamilton’s win, combined with Sebastian Vettel’s fourth-place finish, saw the Mercedes AMG Petronas driver extend his lead in the championship standings to 30 points over Vettel, his closest pursuer.

Brackley team-mate Valtteri Bottas came third while Carlos Sainz was eighth for Renault and Enstone team-mate Nico Hülkenberg was 13th.