Formula 1: Charles Leclerc Offers Ferrari its First Win in Italy Since 2010

Monaco's Charles Leclerc wins his first victory in Italy since 2010 on September 8, 2019.

The young driver from Monaco, Charles Leclerc got his second victory in Formula 1, just one week after the first at Spa (Belgium).

Monaco’s Charles Leclerc signed his second Formula 1 win, one week after the first at Spa (Belgium), and delighted the Tifosi by offering Ferrari its first victory at the Italian Grand Prix since that of the Spaniard Fernando Alonso in 2010.

The Finnish Valtteri Bottas and British Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes are on the podium after keeping it under pressure for the whole race.

Leclerc, who started in pole position, had to first contain the onslaught of Hamilton, with whom he shared the first row, and then those of Bottas after the five-time world champion made a small mistake allowing his teammate to overtake him.

Vettel only 13th

Party head-to-tail at 6th round and penalized with a “stop and go” of 10 seconds to have harpooned the Canadian Lance Stroll (Racing Point) by taking the track, the German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) No ‘ is only 13th while he was 4th.

Renault’s Australian Daniel Ricciardo and German Nico Hulkenberg, 5th and 6th of qualifications, rank 4th and 5th . For the French manufacturer, this is the best result since returning to F1 in 2016.

Thailand’s Alexander Albon (Red Bull), Sergio Pérez (Racing Point) of Mexico, Max Verstappen (Red Bull) of the Netherlands, Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing) of Italy and Briton Lando Norris (McLaren) complete the top 10.

Hamilton remains the leader in general

The best lap point goes to Hamilton, who remains comfortably leader in the Drivers standings with a 63-point lead over Bottas.

The French Gasly (Toro Rosso) and Romain Grosjean (Haas) party head-to-tail at 8th round, are respectively 11th and 16th.

Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr (McLaren / poorly secured wheel), Russia’s Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso / engine problem) and Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen (Haas / mechanical problem) dropped out.

Monaco's Charles Leclerc has given Ferrari its first win in Italy since 2010 on September 8, 2019.
Monaco’s Charles Leclerc has given Ferrari its first win in Italy since 2010 on September 8, 2019. (© AFP / Andrej ISAKOVIC)

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