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Sep 9, 2019, 1:02 PM

The 2019 Italian Grand Prix was a thriller, with Charles Leclerc seeing off the Mercedes challenge to take a famous home win for Ferrari. There were plenty of talking points in the action, but only one driver earned a perfect score

LEWIS HAMILTON
RATING: 9

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10

Photo by: Alessio Morgese / Luca Rossini

Capitalised on Vettel not having a tow and the second-run Q3 shenanigans to get onto the front row, and didn't let Leclerc have a moment's peace until he missed the chicane and dropped to third. Twice he came close to a pass for first, only to be met with Leclerc's ruthless defence. A late pitstop for softs yielded a point for fastest lap.

VERDICT: While it ended with an error on shot rubber, Hamilton's exhilarating 41-lap chase of Leclerc was brilliantly relentless and came close to earning him the lead.

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Series Formula 1
Event Italian GP
Author Edd Straw