Hamilton & Verstappen Come to Blows as Ricciardo Steals the Show in an Eventful Italian GP

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After the second leg of the ongoing triple-header ends at the Dutch GP, the F1 fraternity moved towards the fastest circuits in F1 at Monza a.k.a. Temple of Speed.

So, let's take a look at the highlits that emerged from the main race of the Italian GP.

Great start from Ricciardo

Pole sitter Verstappen made a good start but not as good as Daniel Ricciardo who aced the getaway to claim the race lead going into the first chicane. The Honey Badger led a race for the first time after the 2018 Abu Dhabi 
Grand Prix.

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Verstappen and Hamilton crashed

As Hamilton exited the pits, he found himself alongside Verstappen. The duo went side-by-side past the Rettifilo chicane’s first apex and then Max’s car launched into the air, slamming into Lewis’s rollover hoop before it came to rest on top of the Mercedes’ nose cone.

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Giovinazzi dramatic spin

After being unsuccessful to overtake Leclerc, Antonio Giovinzzi cut the second apex, and as he rejoined the track he came across Sainz who tagged the Italian into half spin, costing Giovinazzi the front wing and forcing him to pit.

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Penalty cost Perez the podium

Despite crossing the chequered flag at P3, Sergio Perez finished the race fifth after suffering a five-second penalty for overtaking Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc off the track. As a result, Bottas secured his eighth podium of the season.

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Ricciardo Wins!

The crash between title contenders Hamilton and Verstappen cleared the way for Daniel Ricciardo to claim a sensational victory in the Italian Grand Prix, giving McLaren their first race win since the 2012 Brazilian GP.

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