Lewis Hamilton says he wants to build on his victory at the Italian Grand Prix after team-mate Nico Rosberg limited the damage by finishing second.

The result meant Hamilton was only able to take seven points out of the championship leader - cutting the gap from 29 points to 22 - ahead of the final six races of the season. However, Hamilton said he's still aware of just how much is left to play for and was pleased to bounce back from the disappointment of his DNF in Spa so quickly.

"It was a good feeling to finally get back on the top step at Monza - especially after another tough start to the race," Hamilton said. "The car was just flying out there after those difficult first few laps and it was great to be able to capitalise on the pace I felt I'd had right from the beginning of the weekend.

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"Obviously, with Nico coming second I haven't been able to close the gap too much - but there's still plenty of points to be won and I'm glad to have taken a step forwards."

And Hamilton said getting the gap down to less than a race victory gives him added motivation for the final third of the season.

"Despite the highs and lows, I'm still well and truly in the hunt for the Championship and that is something that gives me huge motivation for the final six races - starting in Singapore. It's a great place to begin the final flyaway phase of the season. The city is buzzing and the track is mega.

"It's a street circuit and I love street circuits. I won there in 2009 which was a really special experience, plus I had a podium - which should really have been a win - at the first race in 2008. My luck hasn't been great at this circuit since then but hopefully that will change next weekend."