Formula 1 | Max Verstappen wins the Italian Grand Prix

Nothing resists the Dutchman this season Max Verstappen (Red Bull), not even a Grand Prix in which he had never been on the podium, that of Italy, in the territory of his great rivals, the Ferraris, with the atmosphere against in Monza and starting from seventh place on the gridsix behind Monegasque Charles Leclerc, who was unable to bring victory to the Monza fans on the Prancing Horse’s 75th anniversary.

the followers of Ferrari they had to settle for Leclerc’s second place and the fourth, with a spectacular comeback (started 18th), by the Spaniard Carlos Sainz, while Fernando Alonso, who equaled the racing record of the Finnish Kimi Raikkonen (349) in the premier category of motorsport, had to leave when he was fighting for the points.

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Verstappen, who has eleven wins, five in a row, and is on the way to the best brand in the same season (13 of the Germans Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel), is already starting to take out the calculator, with options to win his second world title in the next test, the Singapore Grand Prix, on October 2.

Two comebacks in parallel

Most of the grill opted for the medium compound as an initial approach, except for five pilots: Leclerc, Britain’s George Russell (Mercedes), Verstappen, who started seventh through suspension, Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Alpine) and debutant Nyck de Vries (Williams), who finished ninth (two points) on his Formula 1 debut (because of the loss of Thai Alexander Albon) and was chosen driver of the day

The ‘poleman’ managed to maintain the first position against Russellnot without difficulty, Lando Norris, who came thirdwas stuck and lost, from the outset, four positions, and Verstappen began his vertiginous comeback, like Carlos Sainz.

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The Red Bull of the leader and reigning champion He advanced two places in the first meters and another one shortly after when he peeled off the stickers from Frenchman Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), winner at Monza in 2020. After crossing the finish line for the first time, he overtook the 2021 winner, Australian Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren), and left Russell behind in fifth. He only had Leclerc left, then at 2.2 seconds. Carlos Sainz gave him the reply in the caboose. By the sixth lap he was tenth after having advanced eight positions.

The Dutchman’s teammate, the Mexican Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez, with problems in the first part of the race, had to stop in the eighth and his car returned to the track with flames on the right brake. Worse was the German Sebastian Vettel, the first who had to leave.



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