2019 Italian Grand Prix race results


Race results for the 2019 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. Contains full classification. Full race report will follow

Photo: Motorsport Images

Charles Leclerc withstood a two-pronged Mercedes attack to win the Italian Grand Prix for Ferrari, making it two victories in a row for the 21-year-old.

The grandstands at Monza erupted as they watched a Ferrari cross the line in first position for the first time since 2010, following Leclerc’s intense defence.

Despite a Ferrari power advantage over the Mercedes, Leclerc was hampered on strategy when team-mate Sebastian Vettel span early in the race. After pit-stops, the Ferrari driver, on hard tyres, had to first fend off Lewis Hamilton, on faster medium tyres, then Valtteri Bottas, with a fresher set of mediums.

“I’ve never been so tired,” said Leclerc, as he climbed out of the car, now ahead of Vettel in the F1 world championship standings.

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Starting from pole, Leclerc maintained the lead from the start and remained relatively unchallenged by the following Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, during the early part of the race.

Behind, however, his team-mate Sebastian Vettel spun from fourth place at the Ascari chicane, then rejoined in the path of Lance Stroll, damaging his front wing and sending Stroll spinning out. A subsequent ten-second stop-go penalty ruined any hope of Vettel scoring any points.

Mercedes looked to press its numeric advantage as the pit-stop window opened, bringing Hamilton in for medium tyres on lap 20 to try and undercut the Ferrari.

Leclerc stopped for hard tyres a lap later and returned ahead of the Mercedes but Hamilton was close — within DRS range. He came close to overtaking, but was squeezed off the track, a manoeuvre that earned Leclerc a cautionary black and yellow flag.

The duel continued for 20 laps, Hamilton never having enough power to draw level with the Ferrari on the straights, and unable to capitalise on a lock-up that caused Leclerc to cut a chicane.

Leclerc sends some champagne the way of the Monza hordes Photo: Motorsport Images

In the end, it was a mistake by Hamilton that cleared the way for the fast-paced Bottas, on much fresher medium tyres, to take up the hunt for 11 laps. Despite intense pressure, Leclerc held on for victory.

Behind the top three, Renault maintained its qualifying pace, finishing fourth and fifth, while Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen climbed from the back to finish seventh and eighth.

Hamilton retains a dominating lead in the drivers’ championship, with 284 points; a 63-point lead over Bottas. Leclerc is now fourth with 182, three points behind Verstappen and 13 ahead of Vettel.

In the constructors’ championship, Mercedes leads with 505 points, followed by Ferrari with 351.

Read the full story in Mark Hughes’ race report, coming later.

The full race results are below.



2019 Italian Grand Prix provisional results

Position Driver Team Time Points
1 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1hr 15min 26.665sec 25
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.835sec 18
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +35.199sec 16*
4 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +45.515sec 12
5 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +58.165sec 10
6 Alex Albon Red Bull +59.315sec 8
7 Sergio Perez Racing Point +1min 13.802sec 6
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1min 14.492sec 4
9 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1 lap 2
10 Lando Norris McLaren +1 lap 1
11 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +1 lap  
12 Lance Stroll Racing Point +1 lap  
13 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1 lap  
14 George Russell Williams +1 lap  
15 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +1 lap  
16 Romain Grosjean Haas +1 lap  
17 Robert Kubica Williams +2 laps  
DNF Kevin Magnussen Haas    
DNF Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso    
DNF Carlos Sainz McLaren    

*Fastest lap


F1 Drivers’ Championship after Race 14 (Italy)

Position Driver Team Points
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 284
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 221
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 185
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 182
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 169
6 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 65
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 58
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 34
9 Alexander Albon Red Bull 34
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 33
11 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 31
12 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 31
13 Sergio Perez Racing Point 27
14 Lando Norris McLaren 25
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point 19
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas 18
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 8
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 3
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1
20 George Russell Williams 0


F1 Constructors’ Championship after Race 14 (Italy)

Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 505
2 Ferrari 351
3 Red Bull 266
4 McLaren 83
5 Renault 65
6 Toro Rosso 51
7 Racing Point 46
8 Alfa Romeo 34
9 Haas 26
10 Williams 1

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