THE BALL – Italian Grand Prix: Verstappen also wins at Monza (Formula 1)

Max Verstappen, in Red Bull-RBPT, won the 73rd edition of the Italian Grand Prix, 72nd at Monza, winning for the 11th time (5th in a row!) at the 2022 World Championship, in 16 races. This result leaves the 2021 champion with the 2022 title within reach at the next round of the championship on October 2 at the Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore!

Verstappen won for the 31st time in Formula 1, equaling the record of the 7th best driver in the history of the World Championship (Nigel Mansell), and made his debut on the podium of the Temple of Speed, which does not happened only to the 9th championship. season. Max started from 7th place on the starting grid, but took the lead for the first time on the 13th lap of the race with 53 who found themselves behind the Safety Car, due to lack of time to withdraw Daniel Ricciardo’s car (McLaren -Mercedes), immobilized on the circuit, after breakdown.

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and George Russell (Mercedes) completed the Monza podium and Nyck de Vries, compatriot of Max Verstappen champion of Formula 2 in 2019 and Formula E in 2021, became the other protagonist of the day, in becoming the 78th driver to score on his Formula 1 World Cup debut – he replaced Alexander Albon at Williams (under emergency surgery due to appendicitis) and ended up at the grand prix in 9th position .

Ratings

1st Max Verstappen, Red Bull-RBPT, 1:20:27.511 hours

2nd Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, +2.446s

3rd George Russell, Mercedes, +3.405s

4th Carlos Sainz, Ferrari, +5,061s

5th Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, +5,380s

6th Sergio Pérez, Red Bull-RBPT, +6.091s

7th Lando Norris, McLaren-Mercedes, +6.207s

8th Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri-RBPT, +6.396s

9th Nyck de Vries, Williams-Mercedes, +7.122s

10th Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo-Ferrari, +7,910s

11th Esteban Ocon, Alpine-Renault, +8,323s

12th Mick Schumacher, Haas-Ferrari, +8,549s

13th Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo-Ferrari, +1 lap

14th Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri-RBPT, +1 lap

15th Nicholas Latifi, Williams-Mercedes, +1 lap

16th Kevin Magnussen, Haas-Ferrari, +1 lap

UNCLASSIFIED

Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren-Mercedes, retired on lap 45

Lance Stroll, Aston Martin-Mercedes, retired on lap 39

Fernando Alonso, Alpine-Renault, retired on lap 31

Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin-Mercedes, retired on lap 10

FASTEST LAP: Sergio Pérez, in Red Bull-RBPT, with 1,24,030m on lap 46, at an average speed of 248.182 km/h

NEXT GRAND PRIX (17th of 22): Singapore at Marina Bay on October 2

Drivers Championship

1st Max Verstappen, 335 points

2nd Charles Leclerc, 219 points

3rd Sergio Perez, 210 points

4th George Russell, 203 points

5th Carlos Sainz, 187 points

6th Lewis Hamilton, 168 points

7th Lando Norris, 88 points

8th Esteban Ocon, 66 points

9th Fernando Alonso, 59 points

10th Valtteri Bottas, 46 points

11th Pierre Gasly, 22 points

12th Kevin Magnussen, 22 points

13th Sebastien Vettel, 20 points

14th Daniel Ricciardo, 19 points

15th Mick Schumacher, 12 points

16th Yuki Tsunoda, 11 points

17th Zhou Guanyu, 6 points

18th Walk Lance, 5 points

19th Alexandre Albon, 4 points

20th Nyck de Vries, 2 points

21st Nicolas Latifi, 0 points

22nd Nico Hulkenberg, 0 points

builders world

1st Red Bull-RBPT, 545 points

2nd Ferrari, 406 points

3rd Mercedes, 371 points

4th Alpine-Renault, 125 points

5th McLaren-Mercedes, 107 points

6th Alfa Romeo-Ferrari, 52 points

7th Haas-Ferrari, 34 points

8th AlphaTauri-RBPT, 33 points

9th Aston Martin-Mercedes, 25 points

10th Williams-Mercedes, 6 points

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