Max Verstappen wins Italian GP for record 10th straight F1 victory
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Runaway Formula One leader Max Verstappen has secured a record-breaking 10th straight win with victory at the Italian Grand Prix with a Red Bull one-two on Ferrari’s home track. Another flawless performance from the two-time defending champion saw Verstappen beat teammate Sergio Pérez by 6.064 seconds. Carlos Sainz Jr. was third, 11.193 behind Verstappen and less than two tenths of a second ahead of Charles Leclerc as the two Ferrari drivers battled for the final spot on Monza’s iconic podium. Verstappen had started second but eventually got past Sainz at the start of lap 15 and from then on no one could match the Red Bull pace. The victory also sees Verstappen increase his huge championship lead to 145 points in a crushingly dominant season for the 25-year-old Dutch driver.