Thursday 27 February 2020
News ID: 70289
Publish Date: 10 September 2019 - 21:37
BEIJING (AP) - Charles Leclerc has held off a race-long challenge from the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to win the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix, scoring Ferrari's first F1 victory at Monza for nine years.
Starting from pole position, Leclerc held onto his lead at the start and settled into what would become an epic duel with Hamilton. The Mercedes appeared quicker at various points on the circuit, but Leclerc always seemed to have enough in hand to keep the Briton at arm's length through the crucial Parabolica right-hander, with Hamilton never close enough to the Monegasque to mount a serious challenge.

****Ferrari's Charles Leclerc wins the 2019 Italian Grand Prix

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