Ricciardo Wins F1 Italian GP after Hamilton, Verstappen Crash Out
McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo wins the F1 Italian GP achieving his team's first victory since 2012.
Following Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen's tragic collision, which eliminated both championship rivals, McLaren’s Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the F1 Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Ricciardo’s teammate Lando Norris came in second, scoring the British team's first win since the 2012 Grand Prix in Brazil, while Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas came in third despite starting in last place due to a five-second time penalty for Red Bull’s Sergio Perez.
How did the crash happen?
Verstappen tried to go past Hamilton just after the Briton's pit stop, but his back wheel rolled over the top of his rival's Mercedes, narrowly missing Hamilton's head.
Both drivers then slid into the gravel and were forced out of the race.
Verstappen was reportedly mad at Hamilton, saying that his rival gave him "no space", which resulted in an easily avoidable crash that will surely be investigated.
McLaren’s first one-two finish in 11 years
Ricciardo then powered to victory, backed up by his teammate Norris, and was ecstatic as the pair earned McLaren's first one-two finish in 11 years.