VERSTAPPEN WINS A RECORD 10TH WIN IN A ROW IN HIS FIRST WIN AT MONZA
Formula One was in Monza for the 75th time in the sports history and in a weekend filled with so much pressure on the Ferrari team and drivers they certainly gave a good showing for themselves with Sainz leading for 15 laps at the start and then battling like true pro's at the end for the third and final podium spot behind the two Red Bull's
It was a Sunday afternoon to forget for the Alpha Tauri of Yuki Tsunoda who doesn’t make it back to the grid during the formation lap so a second formation lap is completed.
Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) was able to cover Max Verstappen (Red Bull) into turn one and leads the race going into the first corner with Verstappen in second Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) in third.
Sainz was able to hold off the charging Max Verstappen for 15 laps before the Championship leader was able to take the lead after going wheel to wheel with Sainz heading into Turn three. It all started with a heavy lock up from Sainz into turn one and that was the beginning of the end for Sainz in terms of leading the race.
Between lap 15 and 41 not much happened - with pit strategies taking place but no real shocks or drama taking place.
But on lap 42 Oscar Piastri (McLaren) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) make contact and Piastri has front wing damage as they fight over eighth and ninth. Hamilton clearly cuts across the McLaren under braking. Hamilton does eventually get a five second penalty for the collision which ultimately would lose him a few positions come the end of the race.
After an intense battle with Sainz, Perez finally gets second place on Lap 46 in this race and simply leaves the Ferrari’s in the dust as he aims to secure the one-two for the Red Bull team.
This is Red Bull's 15 win in a row - a new record in F1 and this is of course Verstappen's 10th win in a row which breaks his and Vettel's record of nine.
The next race is the Singapore Grand Prix.
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