PIERRE GASLY has won the Italian Grand Prix to secure his first ever F1 triumph after a dramatic afternoon at Monza.
1st Gasly 2nd Sainz 3rd Stroll 4th Norris
Follow for all the latest reaction from the big race in Monza below…
THE TOP 10
SCENES OF JOY
Look what it means to the first French winner of a race since Olivier Panis in 1996.
Look what it means to a home team in Italy…
Race winner Pierre Gasly: “It's unbelievable. It was such a crazy race and we capitalise don't he red flag. The car was fast.
“I have been through so much in the space of 18 months. My first podium last year and now my first win in F1.
“I have no words. This team have done so much for me. They gave me my first opportunity in F1, my first podium and now my first win.
“It's crazy – I'm so happy.”
Second placed Carlos Sainz: “I wouldn't have believed I had a chance for victory today.
“In a normal race I think I could've been P2 behind Lewis because we had good pace.
“I think getting back from P6 to P2 and finishing three or four tenths behind, we should be proud of that and the pace of the car.”
STROLL IN THE PARK
Third-placed Lance Stroll: “It's been a couple years since I've been on a podium and it feels good to be back.
“It was such a crazy race and I'm so happy for Pierre, he deserves it.
“I think a win slipped away from us today, but third is great.”
PIERRE GASLY WINS THE ITALIAN GP
Incredible stuff. Sainz is second . Stroll third. Norris fourth. Bottas fifth, Ricciardo sixth and Hamilton in seventh.
Sainz is so close but Gasly is still holding P1
GASLY STILL IN CONTROL HERE
He is looking ice cool. Sainz has cranked up the McLaren to attack mode.
This is going to be close.
Hamilton moves back in to the points and gets past Raikkonen.
10 LAPS TO GO
Can Gasly hold on? If so, he would become the first Frenchman to win an F1 GP since Olivier Panis won the 1996 Monaco GP.
AFTER THREE OR FOUR LAPS HE FINALLY GETS IT DONE
Hamilton gets past Albon and then makes light work of Russell.
He is getting the job done afterall.
He is in to 13th and has Grosjean and Latifi in front so he should still be on for a points finish here.
HAMILTON STRUGGLING TO GET PAST ALBON
I would not be surprised to see him retire from this race, saving the mileage on his car.
With Verstappen also retiring and Bottas down in fifth, he won't be losing too much of his lead in the championship.
On to the next one….
BOTTAS FINALLY OVERTAKES ANOTHER CAR
Very disappointing day for Bottas. Terrible start and now only just made it up to fifth place.
Stroll now gets past Raikkonen but that was close, they almost touched wheels.
So it is Gasly vrs Sainz vrs Stroll for the win.
Norris now in P4.
Great for McLaren this.
Sainz and Raikkonen keep it clean as the McLaren man gets past the Finn and into second place. Great stuff from Sainz.
He might be in 15th place but he has just set the fastest lap.
Let's see where he can finish.
After Hamilton and Giovinazzi's stops we can now see the clear order at the front. It is Gasly, Raikkonen, Sainz, Stroll, Norris, Bottas, Ricciardo, Ocon, Kvyat and Perez.
The Dutchman is out of the car. A blow for Red Bull.
Alex Albon currently in P14.
Hamilton is running in last place as a result of his 10-second time penalty.
LAP 29 HAMILTON PITS FOR PENALTY
He is into the pits and will stop for 10 seconds.
That puts Gasly into P1
Hamilton leads while Stroll runs off track and rejoins back in the pack. It is Hamilton, Gasly, Raikkonen.
HERE WE GO
Who is going to win this?
RACE IS RESTARTING
Standing startfor the restart.
Hamilton will serve his time penalty, as will Giovinazzi.
That will leave Stroll in P1 followed by Gasly and then Raikkonen.
RACE WILL START AT 16:20 LOCAL TIME
Hamilton now is a race to get back in the car.
HAMILTON IS FURIOUS
He has been out walking around the main pit building here in Monza, presumably speaking to the stewards.
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