2019 Italian Grand Prix race report: steely Leclerc's Monza masterclass

2019 Italian Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc withstood a two-pronged Mercedes attack to become Ferrari's first Monza winner since 2010. Mark Hughes' in-depth report on the 2019 Italian Grand Prix

Podium champagne celebrations in front of thousands of Tifosi after Charles Leclerc wins he 2019 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

When Ferrari wins at Monza Photo: Motorsport Images

Ferrari had a better Monza weapon than Mercedes here. The SF90’s straightline speed advantage over Mercedes was huge. Enough to squeak Charles Leclerc pole and thereby have track position. But, more impressively, to leave him not under threat into Turn One even with Lewis Hamilton in full attack mode, battery loaded, DRS wide-open from right under his rear wing through Parabolica.

Race Results

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Circuit - Monza

Country

Italy

Location

Monza, Lombardy

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.599 (Miles)

Record

Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari F2004), 1m21.046, 159.865 mph, F1, 2004

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