Lewis Hamilton says he doesn't believe a discrepancy in the tyre pressures on his Mercedes had any bearing on his performance in the Italian Grand Prix as he escaped punishment.

A dominant lights-to-flag win, coupled to Rosberg's DNF, meant Hamilton stood to swell his lead in the F1 standings to 53 points, but it remained provisional for some hours after the race as stewards investigated claims the Mercedes ran with incorrect tyre pressures.

Though this proved to be correct, Mercedes escaped punishment as it had undertaken protocols as set out by the FIA, thus had not intended to gain an advantage.

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Even so, Hamilton doesn't believe the change in the tyre pressure - which was measured at 0.3psi lower than the legal limit on his left rear tyre five minutes before the race - had an influence on this final result.

"Pirelli will be able to prove that won't make a difference - particularly on one tyre. If it was on all the tyres maybe you can argue it. It would be very much a shame [if I was disqualified] but ultimately that isn't the reason we won. We won because we were the quickest."

Regardless, Hamilton now commands an equivalent two race advantage over Rosberg with seven races remaining, which puts him well on course to wrap up the title before the final round.