One day is a long time in Formula 1, as Ferrari’s Tifosi discovered in an Italian Grand Prix that was stolen in dramatic fashion by Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari arrived at Monza with the fastest car and this fact was underlined on Saturday – the Scuderia scoring its first front row lockout on home soil since 2000, and Kimi Raikkonen leading championship protagonist Sebastian Vettel.

It was Ferrari’s race to lose and entering the Della Roggia chicane on the opening lap, Vettel lost it.

From third on the grid, Hamilton attempted to swoop around the outside of his title rival, edging ahead as the two turned into the corner. Vettel understeered into the side of Hamilton and looped his Ferrari.

Raikkonen was left to fend off Hamilton for the remainder of the race. A Mercedes strategic masterstroke served to accelerate Raikkonen’s tyre degradation, opening up a golden opportunity for Hamilton to snatch the lead away from the Ferrari in the closing stages to break Tifosi hearts.

Hamilton needed no second invitation, scything passed the Ferrari to claim an unexpected ‘away’ victory, while Vettel could finish only fourth and drops to 30 points adrift in the championship.

Here are our DRIVER RATINGS for a thrilling Italian Grand Prix.