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F1: Italian Grand Prix – Max Verstappen wins 10th race in a row – as it happened


Max Verstappen on the podium with Sergio Pérez and Carlos Sainz, who finished second and third. Photograph: Diogo Cardoso/DeFodi Images/Shutterstock

The reigning world champion also won the fourteenth race of the season, ahead of his teammate. The Ferrari of Sainz finished third, with Leclerc in fourth place. The fifth position was secured by the Mercedes of George Russell, who finished ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton and the Williams of Alexander Albon. Additionally, Verstappen set a new Formula 1 record with ten consecutive victories.


The Race

The race started with a 20-minute delay due to an issue with Tsunoda's AlphaTauri, which came to a halt during the formation lap. Because of the extra formation laps, the Grand Prix lasted 51 laps instead of the planned 53. At the start, Carlos Sainz, who began in pole position, held onto the race lead. Behind him was Red Bull champion Max Verstappen. The other Ferrari of Charles Leclerc managed to maintain the third position, despite attacks from Russell's Mercedes.

Sainz managed to hold off Verstappen for 15 laps before conceding to Verstappen's overtake. On the 16th lap, Perez overtook Russell, taking fourth place and starting his pursuit of the two Ferraris. After the pit stops on the 30th lap, Verstappen remained in the lead, with Sainz and Leclerc behind.

On the 32nd lap, Perez, who started fifth, overtook Leclerc. On the 46th lap, Perez took advantage of a small mistake by Sainz to secure the third position. From there on, a battle between the two Ferraris for the podium ensued, with Leclerc attacking his teammate.

In the end, Carlos Sainz , he had the best.



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