F1 Italian GP LIVE RESULTS: Verstappen WINS in Italy for first time, Leclerc SECOND, Vettel spins OUT – latest | The Sun

MAX VERSTAPPEN is closing in on the Championship after winning the Italian Grand Prix for the first time.

The Dutchman can now secure the defence of his title with victory in the next F1 race in Singapore in three weeks.

Ferrari star Charles Leclerc finished in second place to loud cheers

  • Grand Prix:2pm
  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
  • Live stream: Now TV

Keep up to date with all the action from Monza below…

  • Jack Drury

    Boos for Verstappen

    Clearly disgruntled Italian fans hardly give Verstappen a warm welcome to the podium, but he wont care as the Dutch national anthem plays again.

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    All smiles in the cooldown room

    Some nice moments between the top three, as they watch the highlights of the race together in the cooldown room.

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    Leclerc frustrated at race end

    In his post-race interview with Sky Sports, the Ferrari driver expressed his frustration that he couldn't push for the win at the end.

  • Jack Drury

    Verstappen's dominance continues

    Despite starting in 7th, it took him just a couple of laps to be pushing for the lead again, and before the safety car was cruising to a win at Monza.

    It's his first podium at this track.

  • Jack Drury

    Fantastic debut for De Vries

    What a performance by the Dutchman on debut!

    He finishes P9 on his first appearance in F1, what a weekend for him!

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    Leclerc and Russell complete the podium

    We could've been in for a grandstand finish, but Leclerc will have to settle for 2nd in his home race.

    Russell will be perhaps thankful for the safety car, as Sainz was gaining on the Englishman at some rate.

  • Jack Drury

    Verstappen wins the Italian GP!

    Despite the late safety car, it was a dominant win for Verstappen from 7th on the grid!

    Boos ring out around Monza but it's now 30 career wins for the Dutchman!

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 53/53 – Disappointed Ferrari fans

    Leclerc is not happy over the radio as he's told the race will finish under the safety car, and he will finish second.

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    Lap 51/53 – Disappointing end in store

    Looks like we could be finishing under a safety car here…

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    Lap 50/53 – Safety car staying for now

    The Mclaren car is going to take some moving, will we see any more racing laps?

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    Lap 49/53 – Verstappen and Leclerc pit

    The pair now stop and retain position, however the quartet could be close if we do restart.

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    Lap 48/53 – Massive chance for Russell!

    Russell and Sainz pit where as Verstappen and Leclerc don't.

    Could there be a push on here from the pair?

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 47/53 – Ricciardo out!

    Heartbreak for last years winner, who was on for points today.

    He is forced to stop and Verstappen stays out, will we need a safety car?

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    Lap 45/53 – Sainz catching Russell

    It could be a grandstand finish for the final podium place.

    Sainz just lapped 1.5 seconds quicker than Russell, and has just over nine seconds to make up on the Mercedes in third.

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    Lap 43/53 – Perez pits late

    Hamilton was catching Perez into 5th, so he pits for softs and comes out in 7th.

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    Lap 42/53 – Lovely overtake from Schumacher

    A great overtake from Schumacher takes him past Latifi, with the pair enjoying a great battle throughout the lap.

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    Lap 41/53 – Stroll retires

    The afternoon gets even worse for Aston Martin, as it's a double DNF for them.

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    Lap 40/53 – De Vries holding on to a point

    The Dutchman has enjoyed a stellar debut race today, and he is currently holding onto 10th and a points finish.

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    Lap 38/53 – Hamilton into sixth

    A comfortable overtake from the Mercedes to go past Ricciardo into sixth.

    A fastest lap for Leclerc as he begins his push for the leader.

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    Lap 36/53 – Mammoth task for Leclerc

    Leclerc needs to be a second quicker each lap if he's to beat Verstappen.

    A 5.1 second stop for Norris sees him fall behind Gasly and Hamilton into 9th.

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    Lap 34/53 – Hamilton pits into DRS train

    Not an ideal place for Hamilton to come out, as he joins a six car DRS train in 12th.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 33/53 – Leclerc pits again

    It's a brand new set of softs for Leclerc, as Verstappen was gaining a second a lap on him.

    He comes out in second, ahead of Russell.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 32/53 – Alonso out!

    His 10 race points scoring streak is forced to pit and is now out of the race!

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    Lap 31/53 – Sainz pits

    Sainz comes back out on soft tyres in 8th, with that compound impressing the teams today.

  • Jack Drury

    Lap 30/53 – Verstappen closing the gap

    A couple of consecutive fastest laps for Verstappen, now under eight seconds behind Leclerc.

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