Liveupdated1599406063

Italian Grand Prix LIVE result: Pierre Gasly takes first F1 victory in thrilling race at Monza

Follow the latest updates from Monza where the race has been red flagged after a crash for Charles Leclerc

Jack de Menezes
Sports News Correspondent
Sunday 06 September 2020 16:27
Comments
Lewis Hamilton follows the safety car during the Italian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton follows the safety car during the Italian Grand Prix

Follow the latest updates live from the Italian Grand Prix at Monza where Lewis Hamilton will attempt to make it six wins from eight this season as he starts from pole position.

The six-time world champion is bidding to match Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven titles, and a victory today will take him a giant step closer towards achieving that honour, with the Mercedes driver already holding a 47-point advantage in the standings. He is also just two race wins away from Schumacher’s tally of 91 career victories, and should he triumph today, he could end up equalling that record next weekend.

His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas starts alongside him on the front row, but Hamilton’s nearest challenger in Max Verstappen will only start in fifth after the Red Bull qualified behind Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez, leaving the Dutchman with plenty of work to do if he is to secure a podium finish on the high-speed track. Follow the live updates below.

1599406063

Italian Grand Prix report

Pierre Gasly fights off Carlos Sainz to win thrilling Italian Grand Prix

AlphaTauri driver takes the first win of his career after a red flag-affected race sees Lewis Hamilton finish down in seventh

Jack de Menezes6 September 2020 16:27
1599405145

Pierre Gasly

"Honestly, it’s unbelievable. I’m not sure I know what’s happening right now. It was such a crazy race and we capitalised on the red flag.

e been through so much in the last 18 months, my first podium lst year I was like wow, nd with AlphaTauri, and now this.

I have no words, this team have done so much for me, they gave me my first drive in F1, they gave me my first podium and now they’ve given me my first win. Thank you to them and thank you to Honda. 

“Olivier Panis was the last one and that’s something I’ve always said we need to change, but I never thought it would happen and with AlphaTauri. It’s so crazy, I’m so happy.”

Jack de Menezes6 September 2020 16:12
1599405019

Carlos Sainz

"I’m halfway disappointed with P2, I wouldn’t believe that I got the chance to fight for victory, but in a normal race I think we’d have got P2 behind Lewis because we had good piece. But wow, look at Pierre out there and knowing it was there.

“Especially getting back from 06 to 02, chasing Pierre and finishing 0.4 behind, we need to be proud.”

Jack de Menezes6 September 2020 16:10
1599404929

Lance Stroll

"I am happy. It’s been a couple of years since I stood on a podium so I’m glad to be back, but I’m so happy for Pierre. He had a great start and was so consistent, he deserves it. I felt it was mine to lose in second at the start but I had a ton of wheelspin and lost a lot of position.

“It’s bizarre, you’ve got to reset and we’re not used to that intermission.”

Jack de Menezes6 September 2020 16:08
1599404851

Chequered flag

What a race, what a finish! Pierre Gasly leads Sainz home by just 0.415s, but it’s enough to secure his first ever victory in F1 and he is DELIGHTED! Driver after driver comes to congratulate him in parc ferme, and Gasly may have already lost his voice from screaming on the radio. The team are there to celebrate with him, and boy are they happy.

Jack de Menezes6 September 2020 16:07
1599404666
Jack de Menezes6 September 2020 16:04
1599404453

CHEQUERED FLAG

PIERRE GASLY WINS THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX!

Jack de Menezes6 September 2020 16:00
1599404395

Lap 53

Gasly starts the final lap as Sainz has DRS!

Jack de Menezes6 September 2020 15:59
1599404325

Lap 52

Sainz just can’t get into DRS range as they start the penultimate lap…

Jack de Menezes6 September 2020 15:58
1599404297

Lap 51

Hamilton passes Kvyat through Curva Grande and is up to eighth.

Jack de Menezes6 September 2020 15:58

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in