Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc delights Italian F1 GP crowd with Monza win
• Valtteri Bottas second with Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes
• Leclerc follows up win in Belgium but Sebastian Vettel struggles
Charles Leclerc survived an onslaught from Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to win a thrilling Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton hustled Leclerc during a remarkable spell of wheel-to-wheel action at Monza – but the young Monegasque excelled to keep the world champion at bay and register his second win in as many weeks and Ferrari’s first on home soil in nine years.
With 11 laps remaining, Hamilton then made a mistake at the first corner in his pursuit of Leclerc, falling off the road and allowing Bottas, his Mercedes teammate, to take second. On fresher tyres, Bottas took over from Hamilton in his pursuit of Leclerc but crossed the line eight-tenths shy of the Ferrari star.
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Source: Formula 1