Formula 1: McLaren triumph in drama about world championship rivals

When Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen argue, McLaren is happy! This is what happened at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, which Daniel Ricciardo won ahead of his team-mate Lando Norris. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) finished third ahead of Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Sergio Perez (Red Bull). For Ricciardo it is the eighth GP success and the first victory since 2018, when he was still driving for Red Bull. McLaren wins for the first time since Brazil in 2012 (168 races) and takes its first double victory since Canada in 2010 (218 races).

Ricciardo cheers: “McLaren on the podium is already huge, but as a one-two? I have no words for that. ” Norris is beaming too: “We have been working towards this since I joined the team four years ago. I’m also happy about Daniel’s victory: I’ll get my chance in the future. ”

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McLaren benefited from the drama in laps 24 to 26. Max Verstappen reacts to the pit stop of the leader Ricciardo, but stands 11.1 seconds with a problem with the front right tire. Lewis Hamilton – just passed Lando Norris in third place – wants to seize the opportunity and also comes to the service. But Mercedes also fails. The Brit stands 4.2 seconds and comes back on the track alongside Verstappen.

The World Cup rivals drive side by side through the first chicane, Hamilton leaves Verstappen no place.

Then what has to happen happens: The World Cup rivals drive side by side through the first chicane, Hamilton leaves Verstappen no place. The Red Bull, in turn, is levered out on the curbs, the driven rear wheels touch each other: Verstappen climbs up and remains jacked up on Hamilton’s halo bar. Both are stranded in the gravel. After the Silverstone crash, it is already the second collision of the World Cup duelists.

Sky expert Ralf Schumacher: “Nobody gives something to the other, nobody gives in. Something like that happens with two people who are fighting for the World Cup. A racing accident. But nothing better could have happened to Max. “

Shortly after the start, the two World Cup fighting cocks clashed. Hamilton attacks Verstappen in front of the Ascari chicane, but the Red Bull star closes the door. Hamilton is annoyed: “He pushed me out.”
Ricciardo’s victory is not pure luck: The Australian grabbed Verstappen at the start and dominated the race from start to finish.

For Vettel it was a weekend to forget.

For Sebastian Vettel, the Italian GP is a race to forget. First he is sent into the meadow by his own Aston Martin team-mate Lance Stroll – Alonso, Ocon and Latifi slip through with them. The race management ignores the fact that the Canadian shortened the chicane beforehand. Vettel falls back to twelfth after a good start.

Later he was pushed onto the meadow again by Esteban Ocon (Alpine) during an attack. “He didn’t leave me any space,” an angry hag radioed. The Frenchman gets five penalty seconds. But Vettel’s Honey Ryder gets even more. When he restarted after the accident between Hamilton and Verstappen, Mick Schumacher also rushed slightly into his side.
At the end of the field, the German record world champion’s son again clashes with his Haas teammate Nikita Mazepin. The Russian turns Schumacher driving in front of him in front of the Ascari chicane. After all: Schumi junior can continue and passes his Russian teammate again after the opponent brakes. Mazepin gets a 5-second-penalty, later retires with a defect. Schumacher finished the race in 15th place behind Robert Kubica.

Formula 1 Grand Prix of Italy

1. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) – McLaren 1: 21: 54.365 hours
2. Lando Norris (Great Britain) – McLaren +1.747 sec.
3. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) – Mercedes +4,921
4. Charles Leclerc (Monaco) – Ferrari +7,309
5. Sergio Perez (Mexico) – Red Bull +8,723
6. Carlos Sainz Jr. (Spain) – Ferrari +10,535
7. Lance Stroll (Canada) – Aston Martin +15,804
8. Fernando Alonso (Spain) – Alpine +17,201
9. George Russell (Great Britain) – Williams +19,742
10. Esteban Ocon (France) – Alpine +20.868
11. Nicholas Latifi (Canada) – Williams +23,743
12. Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim) – Aston Martin +24.621
13. Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy) – Alfa Romeo +27.216
14. Robert Kubica (Poland) – Alfa Romeo +29,769
15. Mick Schumacher (Gland / Switzerland) – Haas +51,088


Yuki Tsunoda (Japan) – Alpha Tauri (1st round)
Pierre Gasly (France) – Alpha Tauri (4th round)
Max Verstappen (Netherlands) – Red Bull (26th round)
Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) – Mercedes (26th Rd.)
Nikita Masepin (Russia) – Haas (42nd round)

Formula 1 in the overview at SKY Q

It is a pitch-black day for Alpha Tauri at the home game in Italy. A mechanical problem is identified for Yuki Tsunoda on the way to the starting grid. The Japanese have to park their racer in the garage. “Otherwise it could have been dangerous,” reveals Tsunoda. Pierre Gasly also had to give up after just one lap after changing the drive and starting from the pit lane.

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