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Verstappen wins Italian GP behind Security Automotive | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Ferrari and Leclerc accept second place; Russell completes podium.

Max Verstappen denied Ferrari victory on residence soil as he gained the Italian GP to additional lengthen his championship lead. The race itself witnessed a fairly anti-climactic finish, as the sector crossed the chequered flag behind the Security Automotive.

  • Verstappen wins, forward of Leclerc and Russell
  • Extends championship result in 116 factors
  • De Vries scores factors on F1 debut

Verstappen’s first podium at Monza

Verstappen was one of many a number of drivers who took grid penalties for brand spanking new energy unit parts and consequently, he began seventh on the grid. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc might have taken pole place on Saturday, however Pink Bull’s tempo benefit grew to become obvious in the course of the race and by Lap 5, Verstappen had already overtaken George Russell to maneuver as much as second place.

As Sebastian Vettel’s retirement triggered the Digital Security Automotive on Lap 12, Ferrari opted to pit Leclerc for recent medium tyres, whereas Pink Bull saved Verstappen out to increase his first stint. The Dutch driver finally pitted on Lap 26, momentarily handing Leclerc the lead as soon as once more.

However Leclerc pitted for a second time on Lap 33. Although he had a 10-lap tyre benefit over Verstappen, he was almost 20 seconds adrift and by no means actually managed to claw again that point.

Simply when it appeared like Verstappen would take an assured win, Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren stopped on Lap 48/53, bringing out the Security Automotive. Followers had been hoping this could set the stage for a ultimate showdown between Verstappen and Leclerc. Nevertheless, that didn’t play out as Ricciardo’s automotive was caught in gear and needed to be moved with a cherry picker, ensuing within the race ending behind the Security Automotive.

Verstappen cruised to victory, making his first-ever podium look at Monza, forward of Leclerc and Russell. “The beginning was excellent. I had a clear [entry into the] chicane after which I might rapidly get again into my rhythm and get into second. It was actually good on the tyres, it was actually pleasurable to drive at this time regardless that it was fairly sizzling on the market, however nice day for us,” mentioned Verstappen.

De Vries scores factors on F1 debut

Carlos Sainz, one other driver who took grid penalties, battled his means up the sector from P18 to fourth. He was adopted by Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly.

Nyck de Vries completed ninth for Williams to attain factors on his F1 debut. The 2021 Method E champion was known as in on the final second to interchange Alexander Albon, who needed to sit out the race after being recognized with appendicitis. He was one of many drivers who benefited from the Security Automotive as he was struggling along with his medium tyres whereas battling with Zhou Guanyu in direction of the tip.

2022 F1 championship standings

Verstappen has now prolonged his result in 116 factors over second-placed Leclerc. The lead is large enough for Verstappen to have a mathematical likelihood of sealing the championship on the subsequent spherical in Singapore (October 2). He’ll need to out-score Leclerc by 22 factors to take action, although.

2022 F1 Italian GP outcomes

2022 Italian GP outcomes
Pos Driver Workforce
1 Max Verstappen Pink Bull Racing
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari
3 George Russell Mercedes
4 Carlos Sainz Ferrari
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
6 Sergio Perez Pink Bull Racing
7 Lando Norris McLaren
8 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri
9 Nyck de Vries Williams
10 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo
11 Esteban Ocon Alpine
12 Mick Schumacher Haas
13 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo
14 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
15 Nicholas Latifi Williams
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas
NC Daniel Ricciardo McLaren
NC Lance Stroll Aston Martin
NC Fernando Alonso Alpine
NC Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin

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