F1: McLaren’s first win in nine years, Hamilton and Verstappen did not finish the race

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Daniel Ricardo celebrated in Monza in the race for the Italian Grand Prix after a great start, and McLaren’s celebration was enhanced by Lando Norris by winning second place. The last step on the podium went to Botas, after Perez’s punishment, and the candidates for the title ended the race with an accident.

The start of the race in Monza is generally related to some incidents, but this time everything went smoothly. Ricardo had a great start in McLaren from second position and in the sprint to the first corner he overtook Verstappen who took second place. Hamilton, who was the only leader to start on a harder mix of tires, overtook Norris and attacked Max on the brakes for another chicane. Max repulsed the attack, leaving no room for Hamilton, who had to return to the track over the curb. This allowed Norris to regain his third place and so Hamilton was in fourth place at the end of the first lap. Behind them, a small incident occurred when Đovinaci, who had a great start, had contact with Sajcna, after which the Alfa driver lost control and lost his front wing, which caused the activation of a virtual security vehicle, which was soon canceled because Đovinaci managed to reach the box. . By the way, due to this incident, the driver of Alfa also received a 5-s penalty for unsafe return to the track, which led to contact with Sajnc. Ricardo held his head well and Max did not manage to get close enough to try to attack for the first place, so it all came down to a waiting game. The situation was more or less similar with Norris and Hamilton, noting that Luis still tried to attack the McLaren driver, but Lando kept the third place.

The first trips to boxing followed in the 22nd lap when the leader Ricardo pulls the move and McLaren does a good job, while Red Bull decides to replace the tires on Max’s car a lap later. That stop was one of the worst seen by Red Bull, problems with the screw / gun on the front right wheel cost Max over 11s which seriously compromised the race leader’s race. Hamilton, meanwhile, stayed on track and tried a slightly longer stint, however as he began to waste time, and after realizing Verstappen’s slow stop, Mercedes also opted for a boxing lap later than the Red Bull rival. Even Mercedes did not show up with a stop that lasted 4.2 seconds on the way out of the pits, the drama happened again…. Hamilton came out behind Norris, and almost parallel to Max for braking on the first corner. Max did not give up the duel, they entered the curve in parallel, Max did not have enough space, so he hooked a curb next to the track that practically launches him on a Mercedes car and they both finish the race in the gravel next to the track. Max’s car crossed the upper part of the Mercedes car with the rear end, and the “halo” again justified its introduction by protecting Hamilton from the Red Bull car that remained on the Mercedes car. This caused the activation of the safety vehicle, and both drivers went to the judges to explain the incident, so the epilogue of the incident is still pending.

During that time, Ricardo maintained the advantage in the first place in relation to his club colleague, who complained about the pace of his colleague over the radio, but the team orders did not come. Ricardo even increased the pace and in the last lap of the race he set the fastest lap, which earned him an extra point. Perez finished the race behind the two McLaren, but he had to give up the third place due to the 5s penalty he received when overtaking Leclerc, who finished the race in the end as fourth, behind Botas who did a good job for Mercedes and due to his points Mercedes increased the advantage in the team championship. Perez found himself in the sandwich of two Ferraris with a penalty, while Strol finished the race behind Sainz in Aston Martin in front of Alonso in Alpina, the excellent Russell in Williams and Ocon, who got the last point in Monza.

After the race here, there is a break of two weeks, after which the Grand Prix of Russia is being driven.

Results of the Grand Prix of Italy:

POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 53 1:21:54.365 26
2 4 Country Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 53 +1.747s 18
3 77 Valtteri bottas MERCEDES 53 +4.921s 15
4 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 53 +7.309s 12
5 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING HONDA 53 +8.723s 10
6 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 53 +10.535s 8
7 18 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 53 +15.804s 6
8 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 53 +17.201s 4
9 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 53 +19.742s 2
10 31 Esteban Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 53 +20.868s 1
11 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 53 +23.743s 0
12 5 Sebastian Vettel ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 53 +24.621s 0
13 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 53 +27.216s 0
14 88 Robert Kubica ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 53 +29.769s 0
15 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 53 +51.088s 0
NC 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 41 DNF 0
NC 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 25 DNF 0
NC 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 25 DNF 0
NC 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 3 DNF 0
NC 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 0 DNS 0

Source: Nacionalna Klasa by www.nacionalnaklasa.com.

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