HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the action from the Italian Grand Prix as Verstappen beats Leclerc to victory


Max Verstappen rose from seventh on the grid to claim victory in the Italian Grand Prix, beating Charles Leclerc and George Russell to the chequered flag for his first Monza win.

Verstappen worked his way up into the podium positions in little more than a lap, before overhauling Russell on the track and Leclerc in the pit lane – the top three drivers all running different tyre strategies.

A late Safety Car to cover Daniel Ricciardo's sticken McLaren threatened to turn the race on its head, with Verstappen's comfortable advantage being slashed – but proceedings finished under caution and his victory was secured.

READ MORE: Verstappen takes his first-ever Italian Grand Prix win behind the Safety Car as Leclerc has to settle for P2

Behind the podium finishers, Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton completed strong recovery drives from the back of the grid en route to fourth and fifth respectively, with the other Red Bull of Sergio Perez completing the top six and claiming the fastest lap bonus point.

In one of the drives of the day, Nyck de Vries scored points on his F1 debut; having stepped in for the unwell Alex Albon at Williams, the Dutchman out-qualified and out-raced regular driver Nicholas Latifi en route to ninth place.

Click on the video player above to relive the action from the Italian Grand Prix.


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