Formula 1 Italian GP: Daniel Ricciardo wins Italian GP, Lando Norris completes McLaren 1-2, Bottas 3rd after Hamilton & Verstappen collide

Formula 1 Italian GP Live: Daniel Ricciardo wins, Lando Norris completes McLaren 1-2, Bottas 3rd after Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen collide
Formula 1 Italian GP Live: Daniel Ricciardo wins, Lando Norris completes McLaren 1-2, Bottas 3rd after Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen collide

Formula 1 Italian GP: Daniel Ricciardo wins Italian GP, Lando Norris completes McLaren 1-2, Bottas 3rd after Hamilton & Verstappen collide – In a sensational Italian GP at Monza, title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen took each other out on lap 26, paving the way for McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo to win the race for the first time since 2018 Monaco GP. His team Lando Norris finished 2nd in a McLaren 1-2 while Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas finished 3rd with Sergio Perez receiving a 5-second time penalty for an illegal overtake.

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Formula 1 Italian GP: Hamilton was exiting the pits on Lap 26 of 53 when he arrived alongside Verstappen, the pair going side by side through the Variante del Rettifilo, but making contact, with Verstappen flying through the air and coming to rest on top of the Mercedes. Both drivers were unhurt, but out of the race, with the stewards set to investigate after the Grand Prix.

Ricciardo was a deserving winner, however, having passed Verstappen for the lead at the race start from P2 on the grid, before Verstappen and Hamilton’s clash cleared the way for him to control the race to sweep home to an eighth career victory. Lando Norris secured his best ever race finish with P2, having been told to hold station behind his team mate in the final moments of the Grand Prix.

Formula 1 Italian GP: Having started P19, Bottas claimed third, finishing fourth on the road behind Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, before Perez had a five-second penalty added to his time for passing Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc off the track.

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Perez would eventually be classified fifth behind Leclerc, while Carlos Sainz took sixth on his first-ever outing for Ferrari at Monza. Lance Stroll was seventh for Aston Martin – but under investigation for a yellow flag infraction – with Alpine’s Fernando Alonso eighth, ahead of the Williams of George Russell in ninth as the second Alpine of Esteban Ocon completed the top 10.

Formula 1 Italian GP: So, a huge moment for Ricciardo, Norris and McLaren – with Ricciardo also claiming a point for fastest lap on the final tour. But the ramifications of Hamilton and Verstappen’s crash are sure to be a major talking point this evening.

Formula 1 Italian GP: Daniel Ricciardo wins Italian GP

POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 53 1:21:54.365 0
2 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 53 +1.747s 0
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 53 +4.921s 0
4 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 53 +7.309s 0
5 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING HONDA 53 +8.723s 0
6 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 53 +10.535s 0
7 18 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 53 +15.804s 0
8 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 53 +17.201s 0
9 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 53 +19.742s 0
10 31 Esteban Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 53 +20.868s 0
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 DNF 0

Lap 48: 5 laps to go and Ricciardo and Norris have settled in 1-2 for McLaren. Can Bottas move to 3rd place?

Lap 44: Nikita Mazepin out of race due to mechanical failure, virtual safety car deployed.

Lap 42: Norris is definitely faster than Ricciardo but as per team order, he can’t attack the Aussie. The rest of the field remains same.

  1. Ricciardo
  2. Norris
  3. Perez
  4. Bottas
  5. Leclerc

Lap 38: Sergio Perez gets a five-second time penalty for illegal overtake.

Lap 36: Norris is faster than Ricciardo and is just 0.300 seconds behind.

  1. Ricciardo
  2. Norris
  3. Perez
  4. Bottas
  5. Leclerc

Lap 31: Bottas moves to 4th but Leclerc takes it back immediately. Norris pushes Ricciardo for top spot.

  1. Ricciardo
  2. Norris
  3. Perez
  4. Leclerc
  5. Bottas

Lap 31: Safety car ends and Ricciardo extends lead while Norris zooms past Leclerc to make it McLaren 1-2.

Lap 26: Safety Car is on. Lewis Hamilton has his first DNF in 63 races.


Lap 26: Hamilton & Verstappen crash into each other, both out of race. Safety car is deployed.

Lap 24: Poor 11.1 seconds pit stop for Verstappen puts him out of contention. Hamilton passes Norris.

Lap 21: 5 seconds time penalty for Ocon for a move on Vettel.

Lap 15: Bottas moves to 9th, Norris keeps Hamilton at bay.

Lap 12: Ricciardo stays on top but Hamilton is getting closer on Norris. Bottas is cutting through the field and is up at 11.


Lap 8: 5 seconds time penalty for Giovinazzi for unsafe release on the track. Ricciardo pulls ahead. 

Lap 6: Verstappen closes in on Ricciardo.

Lap 1: Drama in 1st lap, Giovinazzi spins and loses his front wing and so does Robert Kubica.

  • Ricciardo takes lead from Max Verstappen.

@18:33: Yuki Tsunoda will start the race with hydraulic issues. Gasly starts from pit lane.

@18:30: Hamilton to start on hard tyres while all others start on medium compound.

Bottas managed a podium finish in the Netherlands but had returned with three DNFs and two finishes out of the Top 10. His inconsistency has led Mercedes to just lead by 12 points.

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Formula 1 Italian GP Live: Sprint Qualifying

POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 18 27:54.078 3
2 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 18 +2.325s 2
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 18 +14.534s 1
4 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 18 +18.835s 0
5 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 18 +20.011s 0
6 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 18 +23.442s 0
7 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 18 +27.952s 0
8 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 18 +31.089s 0
9 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING HONDA 18 +31.680s 0
10 18 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 18 +38.671s 0
11 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 18 +39.795s 0
12 5 Sebastian Vettel ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 18 +41.177s 0
13 31 Esteban Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 18 +43.373s 0
14 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 18 +45.977s 0
15 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 18 +46.821s 0
16 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 18 +49.977s 0
17 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 18 +62.599s 0
18 88 Robert Kubica ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 18 +65.096s 0
19 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 18 +66.154s 0
NC 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 0 DNF 0

 

Formula 1 Italian GP LIVE: What is the Italian GP schedule?

Formula 1 Italian GP Schedule, Timing

September 10, Friday: Practice @6 PM to 7 PM IST

September 10, Friday: Qualifying for Sprint @ 9:30-10:30 PM

September 11, Saturday: Practice 2 @ 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

September 11, Saturday: Sprint Qualifying @ 8PM to 8:30 PM

September 12, Sunday: Main race @ 6:30 PM  

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Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship Standings

 

POS TEAM PTS
1 MERCEDES 344.5
2 RED BULL RACING HONDA 332.5
3 FERRARI 181.5
4 MCLAREN MERCEDES 170
5 ALPINE RENAULT 90
6 ALPHATAURI HONDA 84
7 ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 53
8 WILLIAMS MERCEDES 20
9 ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 3
10 HAAS FERRARI 0

 

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