Lewis Hamilton has expressed his regret that a misunderstanding over when a silence to remember the late Justin Wilson was taking place led him to complete it whilst listening to music.

Drivers came together before the traditional drivers' parade at Monza to honour a minute's silence for former Minardi and Jaguar F1 driver Wilson, who was tragically killed in an IndyCar Series race at Pocono two weeks ago.

However, Hamilton - who went on to win the Italian Grand Prix - was lambasted on social media when he was pictured with headphones still in during the silence.

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The Mercedes driver later took to Twitter to apologise and explain that this was purely a misunderstanding since he believed the planned silence would take place on the grid before the race, as had been the case with Jules Bianchi's tribute.

Prior to this, Hamilton had earlier tweeted his thoughts would be with Wilson and his family ahead of the tribute.

A win coupled to Nico Rosberg's retirement means Hamilton is now 53 points clear in the overall standings with seven races remaining.


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"Senna was great on the track, but Hamilton is on another level. [\blockquote]

Yep. on a lower level.