And with that it is time to bring this live text commentary from a dramatic and controversial race to a close. Nico Rosberg has stretched his advantage at the top of the drivers' championship to 29 points but his early clash with Lewis Hamilton effectively poured cold water on the latter's challenge for victory.
Will Hamilton be able to keep his cool when they return to the circuit at Monza in a fortnight? We will be back then for more live text commentary on what promises to be another intriguing chapter in the Hamilton-Rosberg battle.
Until then, goodbye.