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Rosberg loses more ground on Hamilton after Monza engine failure

Nico Rosberg saw the gap to Mercedes colleague Lewis Hamilton at the top of the motorists’ championship grow to 53 points after he relinquished the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. Rosberg started the race on the back foot after being forced into downgrading his power system on Saturday due to a problem, leaving him 4th on the grid. A poor getaway left the German in sixth at the end of lap one, however he managed to eliminate back to run third in the closing stages of the race, closing in on Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in second. However, with three laps to go, Rosberg’s seven-race-old engine failed, gushing smoke as the vehicle was parked at the side of the track at the Roggia chicane. “It was just a lot of kilometers I guess in the end on that engine,” Rosberg informed NBCSN after the race.” [It’s] so frustrating though that it blows up like two or 3 laps from the end, just when I was having a great chance to attack Vetel also. I might have offered it a great go against him. The whole weekend has gone pear-shaped.” The concern with Rosberg’s upgraded power unit was ultimately specified as a leak on the cooling system, but he had no regrets over Mercedes’ decision to attempt and introduce it early. “Now it turns out that in fact it had absolutely nothing to do with the engine,” Rosberg stated of his Saturday failure. “It was a chassis element which we have actually had on the automobile a long long period of time. “We actually don’t comprehend how that failed and why that broke, so that needs additional examination. In hindsight, no it was completely all right to put the engine in.” Follow @LukeSmithF1 BROWNSBURG, Indiana– Offered how this season has actually gone, a nickname change may be in the cards for “Fast Jack” Beckman. In addition to the five national event wins he’s made in the very first 17 races, the California native picked up a cool $100,000 Sunday, recording the Traxxas Nitro Shootout at Lucas Oil Raceway. Beckman (4.051 seconds at …
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Lewis Hamilton’s Italian GP win confirmed after tire query

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