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Daniel Ricciardo wins Italian GP as Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton crashes

Championship chief Max Verstappen and defending champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix, which was received by McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo on Sunday.

It was McLaren’s first win in practically 9 years, since Jenson Button took the checkered flag to Brazil in 2012.

It was additionally Ricciardo’s first win since Monaco in 2018. He completed 1.747 seconds forward of teammate Lando Norris and 4.921 seconds forward of Valtteri Bottas, who made a powerful displaying after ranging from the again of the grid after a penalty for taking a brand new engine.

But the most important speaking level of the race got here on lap 26.

Hamilton had taken the lead and returned to the observe proper in entrance of Verstappen. The Red Bull driver tried to get inside at a flip because the seven-time champion defended his place.

As the 2 approached, Verstappen’s automotive ran to the highest of the Mercedes as each slid into the gravel. The protecting halo ring in entrance of the F1 automotive cockpit could have saved Hamilton from severe damage.

“That’s what you get when you don’t leave the place,” stated a livid Verstappen on group radio.

Both drivers have been capable of stroll away from their automobiles, though it took Hamilton a very long time to get out of his personal, solely to be exited after Verstappen had left for a very long time.

The stewards will examine the incident after the race.

After a superb begin, Ricciardo received the race and allowed the Australian driver to go Verstappen who had began from pole place at flip one.

Hamilton, who completed fourth behind him, overtook Lando Norris. But then he tried and tried to maneuver to a different rooster outdoors Verstappen and was pressured to cross the grass as a substitute, permitting Norris to regain his place.

“He (Verstappen) widened me!” Hamilton stated on group radio.

Hamilton was then caught by Norris and will solely watch in despair as Ricciardo and Verstappen prolonged their benefit by the lap.

Ricciardo was within the pit on the primary lap 23, and got here in seventh. Verstappen struggled together with his tires and stalled on the subsequent lap.

But a nasty pit lasting 11.1 seconds noticed him come out in tenth and, to make issues worse for the Dutch driver, Hamilton in the meantime pushed Norris forward.

But quickly after, catastrophe struck for each the drivers.

With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS


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