Verstappen wins record-breaking 10th consecutive race

Sports Desk, Sep 3 (EFE).- Red Bull’s reigning world champion Max Verstappen won his 10th race in a row at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Sunday, beating Sebastian Vettel’s record set in 2013.

The Dutch driver’s 12th win in 14 races this season sees him extend his lead in the World Championship to 145 points more than his teammate Sergio Perez in second place.

The Mexican completed the one-two for Red Bull, who have been a cut above the rest of the field all season.

Spain’s Carlos Sainz, who started on pole for Ferrari and was named ‘driver of the day’, came third to register his 16th podium in F1, and his first of the year.

He managed to hold off a spirited challenge from teammate Charles Leclerc, who came fourth.

The grid’s other Spanish driver, Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin, came in ninth to keep his third place in the drivers’ championship.

The two Mercedes, those of the English George Russell and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton finished fifth and sixth; one place ahead of the Thai Alex Albon, who had another great race to finish seventh with Williams.

Eighth was another Englishman, McLaren’s Lando Norris; and Finland’s Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) took the last point at stake, finishing 10th.

Hamilton is fourth in the championship, one place ahead of Sainz, who now has six points more than his Monegasque teammate.

The next race, the Singapore Grand Prix, will be held at the Marina Bay street circuit on September 17. EFE


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