F1: Leclerc, Ferrari… Verstappen lets go after his victory

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F1: Leclerc, Ferrari… Verstappen lets go after his victory

Posted on September 11, 2022 at 7:35 p.m. by The editorial staff

Seventh on the starting grid, Max Verstappen once again caught up to win this Sunday at the Italian Grand Prix. The Dutchman signs his first victory at Monza and his fifth in a row. A result that is necessarily satisfactory and which also allows him to increase his lead in the drivers’ classification.

For the fifth time in a row, Max Verstappen victorious fate. The Dutchman has now won five races in a row, after his success this Sunday at Monza during the Italian Grand Prix. As he started from seventh position on the starting grid, Max Verstappen quickly caught up to take control of this race. Even if the end of this Grand Prize was disappointing as it ended behind the safety car, Red Bull once again seemed above its competitors.

“We deserve the victory”

We were fastest on all tire compounds. We deserve the victory, the car was really very efficient “, said Max Verstappen after the race, report The Team. ” We just had to manage the gap during the last laps. It’s a pity not to have been able to resume the race, but it’s a beautiful day. The start went well, especially at the chicane, I was able to quickly move up to second place. Everything went well with the tyres, it was really nice to drive this car in these conditions. I finally have my podium and my victory here! »

Frustrated Charles Leclerc

After taking pole position after qualifying, Charles Leclerc couldn’t do better than second. The Monegasque hoped to replicate his performance from 2019, where he won on the lands of Ferrari : “ the end of the race was frustrating, we don’t like to finish like that. What happened before led us to second place, but that’s a shame. I was hoping to be able to win in front of the tifosi, I’m disappointed. We didn’t know what Red Bull was going to do behind us, but we made the choice to return during the VSC. I’m not happy with the race because we finished 2nd. Our pace was solid but not enough to win. »

“It’s great teamwork”

The discourse is necessarily a little different on the side of mercedes. Second at the start george russell finished the race on the podium, behind Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen. Lewis Hamilton for his part, 18th on the grid, managed to obtain a 5th place in the end. ” We were able to get this podium and keep it, it’s a great team effort. We remain on four podiums in the last five races, it’s a good series. Max (Verstappen) and Charles (Leclerc) were too fast for us, so we did our best to get the best possible result. “, told george russell. In the drivers’ standings, the Briton is fourth, behind carlos sainz. Max Verstappen is now 116 points ahead of Charles Leclercsecond.

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