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F1 Italian GP Live commentary and updates - Race

Live updates from Sunday for the Italian GP at Monza.

F1 Italian GP Live commentary and updates - Race

By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Haydn Cobb, Megan White


  • McLaren take 1-2 in the Italian Grand Prix with Ricciardo winning ahead of Norris
  • Bottas takes third having started P19
  • Verstappen and Hamilton out of the race after contact at the chicane
  • Both AlphaTauris and Mazepin also out of the race


  1. Ricciardo, McLaren
  2. Norris, McLaren
  3. Bottas, Mercedes
  4. Leclerc, Ferrari
  5. Perez, Red Bull
  6. Sainz, Ferrari
  7. Stroll, Aston Martin
  8. Alonso, Alpine
  9. Russell, Williams
  10. Ocon, Alpine
Status: Stopped
And that concludes the triple header - we'll see you in two weeks' time for the Russian GP at Sochi. Enjoy the rest of your day, and thanks for joining us!
We'll leave you to enjoy the podium celebrations - meanwhile, here's the race report:
It's time to fill your boots, Australia - we're getting a shoey.
Ricciardo: "I've been a sandbagging SOB all year - fourths, fifths...I might as well just win."
Ricciardo: "It worked well for me yesterday, and I knew even if we got the start it wasn't guaranteed we'd lead the whole race. To lead from start to finish, I don't think any of us expected that. But I knew something good was to come."
Norris: "We've had a pretty awesome weekend. Four years ago when I joined the team, we were working towards this. Now we've got a 1-2."
Bottas: "Starting from the back, it's never easy. I told the team we were gonna be on the podium today, and we did."
Obviously, the thing Ricciardo is most excited about is driving Dale Earnhardt's old NASCAR Cup Chevy Monte Carlo - owned by Zak Brown.
"And for anyone who thought I left - I never left. I just moved aside for a while," says Ricciardo over the radio.
Sainz claims sixth place from Stroll, with Alonso, Russell and Ocon rounding out the scorers.
Bottas completes the podium ahead of Leclerc, as Perez drops to fifth after his penalty.
Until now! Daniel Ricciardo wins the Italian Grand Prix - taking the fastest lap too! Lando Norris completes a McLaren 1-2!
Carlos Sainz Jr was within a whisker of winning this race last season - but McLaren still hasn't won since the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix...
The two McLarens begin the final lap of the race.
Perez is doing enough to keep Bottas at bay, and has over five seconds over Sainz now.
Stroll, running well in P7, is under investigation for failing to slow under yellow flags. That could be trouble, with both Alonso and Russell less than five seconds behind him.
It's the penultimate lap.
"All we've got," Hugh Bird tells Perez. As it stands, he'll take sixth once his penalty is applied - can he build enough over Sainz to secure fifth?