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F1 2021 – Ricciardo wins Italian Grand Prix – Max and Hamilton collide



F1 2021 - Ricciardo wins Italian Grand Prix - Max and Hamilton collide

F1 2021 – Daniel Ricciardo won Formula 1’s 2021 Italian Grand Prix.

McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo claimed a sensational victory at the Italian Grand Prix after Formula 1 title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton crashed out.

Ricciardo took the lead from Verstappen with a great start and led every lap on his way to scoring a famous win for McLaren, heading home a 1-2 for the team ahead of Lando Norris.

Full race results at the Italian Grand Prix, Round 14 of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship.

1Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team53 Laps
2Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team+ 1.747s
3Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team+ 4.921s
4Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow+ 7.309s
5Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing+ 8.723s
6Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow+ 10.535s
7Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team+ 15.804s
8Fernando AlonsoESPAlpine F1 Team+ 17.201s
9George RussellGBRWilliams Racing+ 19.742s
10Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team+ 20.868s
11Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing+ 23.743s
12Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team+ 24.621s
13Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen+ 27.216s
14Robert KubicaPOLAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen+ 29.769s
15Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team+ 51.088s
DNFNikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team 
DNFMax VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing 
DNFLewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team 
DNFPierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda 
DNFYuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda 

It ends a nine-year winning drought for McLaren, with the British outfit’s previous victory coming at the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo had dominated the opening stint of the race to stay ahead of Verstappen but the Australian’s route to an eighth career victory was cleared when Verstappen and Hamilton came to blows at Turn 1 in a dramatic incident.

Polesitter Verstappen had dropped down the order following an awful pit stop and was trying to pass Hamilton as the seven-time world champion emerged from the pits following his own stop.


Verstappen attempted to go around the outside but the pair collided at the exit and both cars ended up beached in the gravel, with Verstappen’s Red Bull landing on top of Hamilton’s Mercedes.

F1 2021  Italian Grand Prix Max and Hamilton collide

It came after a clash on the opening lap when Verstappen had forced Hamilton to run wide at the della Roggia chicane as the pair battled it out for second place, with Hamilton dropping back behind Norris to fourth.

The Monza clash marks the second time this season Verstappen and Hamilton have collided, following their controversial crash at the British Grand Prix in July.

Ricciardo aced the restart following a lengthy safety car period, while teammate Norris jumped Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to move into second, securing McLaren’s first 1-2 finish since the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix.

“For anyone who thought I left, I never left,” Ricciardo exclaimed over team radio after crossing the line.

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas turned in a stunning recovery drive from the back of the grid to complete the podium in third after Sergio Perez, who finished third on the road, was demoted to fourth with a time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage when he passed Leclerc.

Leclerc subsequently took fourth ahead of the penalised Perez, while Carlos Sainz finished sixth in the second Ferrari.

Lance Stroll, Fernando Alonso, George Russell and Esteban Ocon completed the rest of the top 10.


2021 F1 Italian – Sprint Qualifying starting grid

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