Race Notes – Verstappen wins Italian GP

Behind the Safety Car, Max Verstappen won the Italian Grand Prix in his Red Bull. Verstappen with 335 points extends his lead over Leclerc (219) to 116 points ahead, with Perez (210) in third. Verstappen is pressuring Russell and on lap 5 passes him into the first corner for second place. Verstappen sets fast lap at 1m25.782s, and again on lap 5 with a 1m25.512s. On lap 17 Leclerc sets fast lap at 1m25.145s, and trails Verstappen by 15.6 seconds. On lap 27 Verstappen sets fast lap at 1m25.012s, and trails Leclerc by 8.7 seconds. On lap 29 Verstappen sets fast lap at 1m24.829s, and trails Leclerc by 7.3 seconds. On lap 34 Leclerc pits from the lead and changes to soft tyres and rejoins in second place, 19.5 seconds behind Verstappen. On lap 38 Leclerc sets fast lap at 1m24.336s, and trails Verstappen by 18.7 seconds with 15 laps remaining.

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