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. ”
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 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.
Formula 1 Grand Prix of Italy
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)
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.