How Hamilton could repeat Ferrari's '18 home nightmare

How Hamilton could repeat Ferrari's '18 home nightmare

Charles Leclerc might have set the pace on Friday - fresh off the back of a long-awaited victory at Spa - but Lewis Hamilton could still derail Ferrari's triumphant homecoming, just as he did in 2018

Lewis Hamilton stole victory in last year's Italian Grand Prix from under the noses of short-odds favourites Ferrari with a stunning drive, his best of the 2018 season thanks to forcing an error from Sebastian Vettel early on, and then biding his time before passing Kimi Raikkonen in the final stint.

Heading into this year's Monza weekend, the talk was justifiably of Ferrari's expected pace advantage, but does Hamilton's proximity to Friday practice pacesetter Charles Leclerc hint that a repeat of last year's reversal might be on the cards?

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