Max Verstappen came home to secure his eleventh race win of the season at the 2022 F1 Italian Grand Prix this afternoon.
The race, however, came to a rather disappointing end, having finished behind the safety car after Daniel Ricciardo stopped on the track as a result of a reliability issue. This essentially took away the opportunity from Charles Leclerc to once again battle it out with Verstappen and potentially win the F1 race.
In an unusual turn of events, the Tifosi were also heard booing championship leader Max Verstappen during the podium celebrations.
Earlier, Charles Leclerc started from pole and was desperate to give the Tifosi a reason to celebrate this afternoon. He was left frustrated after losing out on the opportunity to challenge Max Verstappen in the closing stages of the race to take his second win at Monza. In a post-race media interaction, the Monegasque said:
"The end was frustrating, I wish we could have had a bit of a race. Unfortunately we were second because of what happened before. It's a shame, but I gave it all today. I wish I could have won in front of the amazing Tifosi but I just couldn't today."
Fans were certainly not thrilled with the amount of time that was taken to clear up Daniel Ricciardo's McLaren. The decision to finish the race behind the safety car even though everything was seemingly cleared off in time for the final lap was also widely panned.
Further down the grid, the safety car denied Carlos Sainz the chance to fight once again for the podium places, giving George Russell an easy P3 finish. Meanwhile, Mercedes reserve driver Nyck de Vries, who just made his F1 debut for Williams, secured his first-ever championship points with an impressive ninth-place finish.
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