Italian GP: Lewis Hamilton concedes title bid is over

Lewis Hamilton, who had slid off the circuit at the Parabolica and damaged his car during qualifying before being blocked by German Adrian Sutil's Force India, suffered similar ill fortune on Sunday.

updated: September 09, 2013 02:34 IST
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Monza: Lewis Hamilton conceded that his bid to win a second driver's world title was over on Sunday after he finished a distant ninth for Mercedes in the Italian Grand Prix.

The 28-year-old Briton, who had qualified 12th after a disappointing qualifying session on Saturday, was hit by more problems on Sunday as defending triple world champion German Sebastian Vettel claimed his sixth win of the year for Red Bull.

Vettel now leads third-placed Hamilton by 81 points in the title race.

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