Leclerc Victory Monza 2019

Charles Leclerc brought Ferrari the long-awaited home victory in Monza in front of a frenetic Ferrari fan crowd. Bitter for Sebastian Vettel only P13.

It couldn’t have been better planned for Ferrari’s 90th anniversary: Charles Leclerc achieved the long-awaited home victory in Monza. For the first time since Fernando Alonso in 2010, the Scuderia won again at the Italian GP. The Tifosi fans celebrated their hero jubilantly and transformed the Royal Park into a red sea of flags.

For 53 laps, Leclerc had to fend off Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Leclerc: “It was extremely difficult, they were faster than us and had two cars to fight today.”

Leclerc referred to fighting on his own after an extremely bitter blunder by Sebastian Vettel: While his teammate became a Ferrari legend writing history, Vettel was surpassed by his own teammate and ended up on P13.

Race Result

POSDRIVERCARLAPSGAP
1Charles LeclercFerrari531h15m26.665s
2Valtteri BottasMercedes530.835s
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes5335.199s
4Daniel RicciardoRenault5345.515s
5Nico HulkenbergRenault5358.165s
6Alexander AlbonRed Bull/Honda5359.315s
7Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes531m13.802s
8Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda531m14.492s
9Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari521 Lap
10Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault521 Lap
11Pierre GaslyToro Rosso/Honda521 Lap
12Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes521 Lap
13Sebastian VettelFerrari521 Lap
14George RussellWilliams/Mercedes521 Lap
15Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari521 Lap
16Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari521 Lap
17Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes512 Laps
Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari43Hydraulics
Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda29Oil leak
Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault27Wheel

Drivers’ Standings

POSDRIVERPOINTS
1Lewis Hamilton284
2Valtteri Bottas221
3Max Verstappen185
4Charles Leclerc182
5Sebastian Vettel169
6Pierre Gasly65
7Carlos Sainz Jr.58
8Daniel Ricciardo34
9Alexander Albon34
10Daniil Kvyat33
11Nico Hulkenberg31
12Kimi Raikkonen31
13Sergio Perez27
14Lando Norris25
15Lance Stroll19
16Kevin Magnussen18
17Romain Grosjean8
18Antonio Giovinazzi3
19Robert Kubica1
20George Russell0

Constructors’ standings

POSCONSTRUCTORPOINTS
1Mercedes505
2Ferrari351
3Red Bull/Honda266
4McLaren/Renault83
5Renault65
6Toro Rosso/Honda51
7Racing Point/Mercedes46
8Alfa Romeo/Ferrari34
9Haas/Ferrari26
10Williams/Mercedes1

Saturday Qualifying Result

POSDRIVERCARTIMEGAP
1Charles LeclercFerrari1m19.307s
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m19.346s0.039s
3Valtteri BottasMercedes1m19.354s0.047s
4Sebastian VettelFerrari1m19.457s0.150s
5Daniel RicciardoRenault1m19.839s0.532s
6Nico HulkenbergRenault1m20.049s0.742s
7Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1m20.455s1.148s
8Alexander AlbonRed Bull/Honda
9Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes
10Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m20.517s
11Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1m20.615s
12Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1m20.630s
13Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m20.784s
14Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1m21.291s
15Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari
16George RussellWilliams/Mercedes1m21.800s
17Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes1m22.356s
18Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1m21.068s
19Pierre GaslyToro Rosso/Honda1m21.125s
20Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda

*This article was first published in German at autobild.de/motorsport.

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