Day Summary: Leclerc wins under pressure as Vettel fails once again

08-09-2019 22:00
by Matt Gretton
Day Summary: Leclerc wins under pressure as Vettel fails once again

Charles Leclerc has won his second Formula 1 race in two weeks after fighting off serious pressure from both Mercedes drivers during the Italian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old had to fight off Lewis Hamilton in the middle of the race before the world championship leader ran wide. Bottas then had a chance to catch the Ferrari driver but the Italian car was superior on the straights. That's the first time Ferrari have won their home race since 2010. 

Hamilton remained in third place to complete the podium as Daniel Ricciardo beat both Red Bull drivers to finish P4. Nico Hulkenberg had a strong race to help Renault celebrate a strong weekend. Max Verstappen started from the back and damaged his front wing on the opening corner of the race. He managed to finish P8. 

Leclerc has once again demonstrated his mature head on his young shoulders. He's now won back-to-back Grands Prix after getting his maiden victory in Belgium just a week ago. 

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Rosberg - Vettel is a "mystery" 

Sebastian Vettel spun in the early stages of the Italian Grand Prix and then drove across the track into the path of Lance Stroll. Nico Rosberg, who has been heavily criticised for his comments this week, described Vettel as a "mystery".

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Ricciardo lashes out at critics after beating both Red Bulls in Italy

Daniel Ricciardo has had his move to Renault questioned by many during the 2019 Formula 1 season, but today he gets his chance to shout after a fourth-place finish in the Italian Grand Prix. "Since Canada, we haven't actually achieved good results, so this is great for the team. The pit stop under the Virtual Safety Car provided a nice buffer, making it into fourth place. We were also really good for that place in terms of pace, although Sebastian did help us of course," Ricciardo told Sky Sports

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