F1 Italian GP Live Updates - race day
By: Jake Boxall-Legge
|Pierre Gasly takes maiden victory in madcap Italian GP|
|Gasly fends off Carlos Sainz after Hamilton serves 10s stop-go penalty for coming into the pits when it was closed to recover Magnussen's stranded Haas|
|Stroll completes unusual podium for Racing Point|
|Hamilton recovers from last to finish P7 after serving penalty|
|Hamilton had comfortable 13.5s lead prior to first safety car over Sainz, Norris, Perez, Ricciardo|
|Bottas unable to make progress after dropping behind both McLarens with poor opening lap|
|Verstappen fails to finish after Honda power unit problem|
|Vettel retires early after brake problem causes him to straight-line Turn 1 chicane and smash through the polystyrene marker boards|
11:23 And we'll leave you there for today. Thanks for your company, we hope you enjoyed that - and we'll see you next weekend at Mugello! Take care.
11:22 Gasly takes a moment to sit and reflect on the podium as the reality sets in.
11:22 And here's the report from a crazy Italian Grand Prix - won by Pierre Gasly:
11:19 Last time the French and Italian anthems played together in that order? Canada 1995.
11:18 Gasly, Sainz and Stroll take to the podium. La Marseillaise rings out for the first time since, I believe, Japan 2008 when Alonso won for Renault.
11:16 "Claire, I'm sure you're going through a world of emotions right now, but thank you," Latifi also says. This was the Williams family's last F1 race in charge - and Latifi was just one place away from a point.
11:15 "I'd like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Frank and Claire, for all the things you've done for me - it's going to be a shame to see you leave," Russell said over the radio.
11:12 Gasly: "Honestly, it's unbelievable. I don't think I'm realising what's happening right now! We've been through so much through the past 18 months...I have no words."
11:10 Sainz: "I'm halfway disappointed with P2, you wouldn't have believed I would have had a chance at victory. In a normal race I would have got P2, I had good pace behind Lewis."
11:09 Stroll: "It's been a couple of years since I stood on the podium, so it's good to be back! It's a bit of a bummer, it was mine to lose from second [on the grid] and just caught the wheelspin."
11:07 And there's our P3 man, Lance Stroll. What could have been had his second start not been so leisurely. But if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, the world would be a giant Snickers bar.
11:06 Gasly gets a congratulatory hug from Grosjean and Leclerc.
11:05 Pierre Gasly, F1 winner. What a performance.
11:05 If you went on Twitter and moaned that you weren't watching F1: we get boring races sometimes. But it makes races like these all the more special.
11:04 "I don't know whether to cry! So close, yet so far - I needed one more lap." says Sainz.
11:03 "Can we do this again? Oh my god, YES!" Gasly mumbles. No, not mumbles - roars.
11:02 Norris crosses the line fourth, Bottas fifth, Ricciardo sixth, Hamilton seventh having just managed to clear Ocon - and takes the fastest lap!