MONZA: Pierre Gasly a driver of AlphaTauri asserted an improbable triumph at the Italian Grand Prix after an exciting race which saw title holder Lewis Hamilton allowed a 10-second punishment and both Ferraris neglect to complete at their home circuit on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Frenchman completed 0.415 seconds in front of McLaren driver Carlos Sainz and 3.358 in front of Racing Point’s Lance Stroll on a dreamlike looking platform. Every one of the three drivers had always lost a race and each had just one top-three completion to their name.
It was Gasly’s first-historically speaking win in Formula One in his 55th race and the first for a French driver since Olivier Panis in 1996.
It was the first run through since 2013, when Kimi Raikkonen won with Lotus in Australia, that a group other than Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull had won a race.
Gasly said, “It’s unbelievable,” who was dropped by Red Bull’s main team last year but has come on in strides in the strangest of seasons disrupted by COVID-19 and without spectators. “It was such a crazy race and we capitalised on the red flag. I have been through so much in the space of 18 months, to get my first win in Formula 1 I am struggling for words,” he also added.
In 2008, the victory was the second for the former Toro Rosso team whose only other win was also at Monza with Sebastian Vettel.
Sainz said, who had also dreamed of taking his first win before joining Ferrari next year “I was so close but yet so far.” He also shared his thoughts that, “I needed one more lap.”
As Pierre Gasly a driver of AlphaTauri asserted an improbable triumph at the Italian Grand Prix after an exciting race which saw title holder Lewis Hamilton allowed a 10-second punishment and both Ferraris neglect to complete at their home circuit on Sunday.
Hamilton was given the stop-go penalty for entering the pit lane when closed though he appeared on course for a comfortable victory from pole position. Behind Gasly, the Mercedes driver finished seventh, 17.245.
Regardless of the misfortune, the six-time best on the planet held his noteworthy lead at the top — presently over colleague Valtteri Bottas, who was fifth, after Red Bull’s Max Verstappen resigned. Hamilton has 164 focuses after eight races to Bottas’ 117 and Verstappen’s 110.
Ferrari’s appalling end of the week proceeded as Vettel had a brake disappointment on Lap 7 and he limped into the pits with his right-back brake plate on fire. It was the four-time champion’s first DNF at Monza in quite a while fourteenth beginning.
His colleague Charles Leclerc had made it into fourth yet lost the back of the vehicle under increasing speed through Parabolica on Lap 25 and collided with the obstructions, making the race be red hailed.
At that point, Hamilton’s punishment had been reported. Hamilton had pitted following the security vehicle had been sent after Kevin Magnussen stalled, however, was uninformed the pit path was shut as the marshals recuperated Magnussen’s Haas.