Max Verstappen also wins in Monza and, after the success, continues his escape towards the second World title. The Red Bull driver, who is 116 points ahead of Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, could become world champion for the second time in Singapore on October 2nd.
Verstappen champion if he wins the Singapore GP and the opponents do not rank better than:
9th place Charles Leclerc
5th Sergio Perez
2nd George Russell
Carlos Sainz in any position
Max Verstappen wins also in Monza
Max Verstappen crossed the line first behind the safety car ahead of Leclerc and Russell, taking his eleventh win of the season and fifth in a row.
Now six races from the end he is sailing towards his second world championship with 116 points ahead of the Monegasque and with every reason to do so. Here too he was awake and concrete, especially in the race, once again stronger than a penalty that forced him to start seventh.
Verstappen won with merit, while Ferrari reached the podium with Leclerc and Russel. In a weekend full of pressures and expectations, there are reasons to smile, especially for Ferrari's renewed competitiveness.
Charles Leclerc's words after the GP
Leclerc said at the end of the races: "It was frustrating to see the safety car in the final laps: I was second, I wanted to try to attack Verstappen.
We were hoping to be able to play it in the end, it's a shame but I know I gave everything. We were behind Verstappen for what happened before, I would have liked to win in front of these fantastic fans. Honestly in the first pit stop we didn't know what Red Bull was going to do and we decided to stop.
The pace was good, now we have to analyze everything. Thank you all for the support , competing in Monza is always incredible. Too bad for the second position but we gave it our all, thanks again. "
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