Leclerc wins second straight Formula One, as Ferrari wins in Italy

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Charles Leclerc won the 2019 Heineken Grand Prix of Italy on Sunday at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in Monza, Italy. The Scuderia Ferrari was able to win at their home track.

Ferrari was founded in Maranello, Italy in 1947. The company is still headquartered there today.

Formula One driver Charles Leclerc leading Lewis Hamilton at the Grand Prix of Italy
Charles Leclerc leading Lewis Hamilton at the Grand Prix of Italy (Getty Images)

“Thank you so much! What a race. I’ve never been so tired,” Leclerc said. “I did a few mistakes, but at the end I finished first so very happy with this. I need to be careful with the mistakes, but none of them made me lose a position today.”

Leclerc was able to finish the course in an hour and 15 minutes. He also started on the pole with a time of 79.307 seconds.

With this win, Leclerc has won back-to-back races. He also won the Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at Circuit de Spa Francorchamps in Francorchamps, Belguim.

Leclerc led 45 of the 53 laps. Valtteri Bottas also led eight laps.

Bottas finished second in his Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport ride. His teammate, Lewis Hamilton, who Bottas passed when Hamilton made a mistake, finished third.

The Finland native lost to the Monaco native by 0.835 seconds. The British native was 35.199 seconds behind Leclerc.

Three drivers were not able to finish the race. Kevin Maqnussen exited the race on lap 43 with a hydraulics issue on the Rich Energy Haas F1 ride.

Daniil Kvyat also departed the race on lap 29 with an engine problem on his Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda ride. Carlos Sainz Jr. left the race on lap 27 with a wheel issue on his McLaren F1 ride.

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