Max Verstappen also dominates the Italian GP, taking his fifth consecutive victory in the Formula 1 world championship in Monza. On the podium, next to the Red Bull driver, Charles Leclerc second with Ferrari and George Russell, third with Mercedes. Fourth place for Carlos Sainz’s other Red, who started from the penultimate row. The race ended under the safety car, due to a breakdown in Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren, amid the whistles of the public. For the Dutchman it is the 30th victory in his career and a further push towards confirmation as world champion, but the race was ruined in the final by the Federation’s choices on the management of the safety car. In the final ‘little train’, Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line in fifth place, followed by Sergio Perez (Red Bull), Lando Norris (McLaren), Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), Nick De Vries (Williams) and Zhou (Alfa Romeo), tenth.
It is raining whistles in Monza for the decision of the race direction to conclude the Italian Grand Prix under the safety car regime, entered the track six laps from the end due to the retirement of Daniel Ricciardo. The Monza public openly disputes this final which gives success to Max Verstappen (Red Bull) ahead of Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and George Russell (Mercedes). The Monegasque himself, when warned from the pits, appeared skeptical during the radio team. The Monza public has something for everyone. After having openly contested the decision of the race direction to end the Italian Grand Prix under the safety car regime, the fans who invaded the track also boo Max Verstappenwhile the Dutchman climbs to the top step of the podium and is announced as the winner.
“It took me a while but I finally managed to get on an important podium like Monza. Overall it was an excellent day for us, even if we weren’t able to restart in the final after the safety car. “So Max Verstappen comments on the victory in Monza. “I got off to a good start and immediately found the pace, climbing to second place quickly – added the Dutchman from Red Bull -. With each compound we were faster and we always kept a certain advantage.” “It was frustrating to see the safety car in the final laps: I was second, I wanted to try and attack Verstappen ..”. Charles Leclerc he does not hide his disappointment for the second place in Monza, with the epilogue of the safety that ‘sealed’ the classification in the final laps. “I cannot be completely satisfied – said the Ferrari driver at the end of the Italian GP – because I am second. Too bad, I would have liked to win in front of this fantastic audience. I would like to thank all of them for the incredible support”, he concluded. Monegasque, passing from English to Italian.
Crowd of VIP guests today in Monza, starting with Fr.resident of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella. Welcomed in the paddok by the president of the ACI, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, to welcome the Head of State there were also the prefect and the Chief of Police of Monza, Patrizia Palmisani and Marco Odorisio. At the Fia hospitality, president Mattarella greeted the team managers of Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari, Christian Horner, Toto Wolff and Mattia Binotto, and then went to the Ferrari motorhome To sing the Italian anthem, just before the start, Andrea Bocelli.
The tricolor Frecce in Monza
“I have always been a patriot, there will be no particular pressure to sing in front of the head of state”, comments the singer. The public has been entering the facility since this morning. The president of Aci, Sticchi Damiani, did the honors.
Many VIPs, such as Gordon Ramsay, the Ferragnez, Iva Zanicchi and Albano Carrisi, Fabio Rovazzi and Francesca Michelin, but also Federica Pellegrini with her husband Matteo Giunta, fresh from the wedding. And again Prince Albert of Monaco, actors Hugh Grant and Liam Cunningham, Milan footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and former players Patrice Evra, Fabio Cannavaro and Ciro Ferrara.
“Here in Monza there are really a lot of people, it is the freedom we were looking for – comments the starred chef Davide Oldani, on the return to Monza of the general public -. I met Lewis Hamilton, I was struck by his desire to always be there. I confess which was an emotion “.