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Australian Daniel Ricciardo Wins 2021 Italian Grand Prix, McLaren Teammate Lando Norris Takes 2nd

Daniel Ricciardo dominated the race, overtaking pole-sitter Max Verstappen at the start of the Italian Grand Prix on the run into the first turn.

This is Daniel Ricciardo’s first race win since the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, when he drove for Red Bull Racing.

McLaren achieved its first grand prix win since 2012 in Brazil and with Lando Norris finishing second, the team took its first 1-2 finish since Canada in 2010.

Arguably the biggest talking point of the race was another clash between title contenders Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. In the early stages of the race, Verstappen followed race-leader Ricciardo but couldn’t overtake his former team-mate.

Hamilton ran in fourth and was stuck behind Lando Norris, with Verstappen having a healthy gap over his championship rival.

After a slow pit stop for Verstappen, Hamilton made his pit stop two laps later and the two emerged side-by-side at Turn 1. Neither driver yielded and Verstappen was thrown on top of Hamilton’s Mercedes, making both cars inoperable and unable to finish the race.

Both drivers walked away from the incident unscathed, with Hamilton suffering his first race retirement since the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix.

Final Results:

  1. Daniel Ricciardo

  2. Lando Norris

  3. Valtteri Bottas

  4. Charles Leclerc

  5. Sergio Perez

  6. Carlos Sainz

  7. Lance Stroll

  8. Fernando Alonso

  9. George Russell

  10. Esteban Ocon

  11. Nicholas Latifi

  12. Sebastian Vettel

  13. Antonio Giovinazzi

  14. Robert Kubica

  15. Mick Schumacher

  16. Nikita Mazepin

  17. Lewis Hamilton

  18. Max Verstappen

  19. Pierre Gasly

  20. Yuki Tsunoda

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