AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly claimed an unlikely victory on the Italian Grand Prix after an exhilarating race which noticed world champion Lewis Hamilton given a 10-second penalty and each Ferraris fail to complete at their house circuit on Sunday.
It was Gasly’s first-ever win in Formulation One. The 24-year-old Frenchman completed 0.415 seconds forward of McLaren driver Carlos Sainz and three.358 forward of Racing Level’s Lance Stroll of Montreal on a surreal-looking podium. All three drivers had by no means gained a race and every had just one top-three end to their title.
Hamilton appeared on track for a snug victory from pole place in Monza however he was given the stop-go penalty for getting into the pit lane when closed.
The Mercedes driver completed seventh, 17.245 behind Gasly.
Ferrari’s abysmal weekend continued as Sebastian Vettel had a brake failure on Lap 7 and he limped into the pits together with his right-rear brake disc in flames. It was the four-time champion’s first DNF at Monza in his 14th begin.
His teammate Charles Leclerc had made it into fourth however misplaced the rear of the automobile below acceleration by Parabolica on Lap 25 and crashed into the limitations, inflicting the race to be purple flagged.
By that point Hamilton’s penalty had been introduced. Hamilton had pitted instantly after the security automobile had been deployed after Kevin Magnussen broke down however was unaware the pit lane was closed because the marshals recovered Magnussen’s Haas.
Antonio Giovinazzi obtained the identical sanction.