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Crashes, clashes and drama on display in Italian Grand Prix

The Italian Grand Prix did not disappoint. Within the first few seconds the race lost three drivers in Gasly, who won the last race, Verstappen who is the core for the Red Bull racing and Sainz.

Already down to three the race started to heat up. A yellow flag was drawn, and then more drivers were out as Giovinazzi, Magnussen and Latifi also crash with Grosjean with a near miss in the collision. A red flag led to the stoppage of the race.

Then Ocon pulled out of the race. Ricciardo was closing in on third, until he grabbed it. Stroll was the last driver to exit the race with another red flag putting the race to a hold. Again.

As the race returned Ricciardo’s third place was eliminated by Albon and Bottas could not catch up to team mate Lewis Hamilton. That could have been Ricciardo’s first podium finish with Renault and his first since Monaco 2018. Russell was on route to getting points, but ended up finishing second last. This is Albon’s first ever podium finish.

Final Positions:

  1. Hamilton.
  2. Bottas.
  3. Albon.
  4. Ricciardo.
  5. Perez.
  6. Norris.
  7. Kvyat.
  8. Leclerc.
  9. Raikonnen.
  10. Vettel.
  11. Russell.
  12. Grosjean.

DNF’s: Sainz, Gasly, Verstappen, Stroll, Latifi, Giovinazzi, Magnussen and Ocon.
Photo Source: Mercedes F1.

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