It was a weekend of landmarks for Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix, but how significant some of them are remains to be seen.
Breaking the all-time record for pole positions was a magnificent achievement that further solidifies the Mercedes driver’s standing as the fastest driver of his era and an all-time great. Like his 59th career win on Sunday, his 69th career pole position is hardly likely to be his last.
Taking the championship lead and becoming the first driver to achieve back-to-back wins in this intensely fought season may yet prove to be defining moments, too. But as the dust settles from Mercedes’ dominant performance on rival Ferrari’s home Monza track, it would be unwise to jump to too many conclusions.