AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly wins First F1 Race @ Italian Grand Prix

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(Source: Reuters)

The unexpected victory came after race leader Lewis Hamilton was award a 10-second stop-go penalty and both Ferraris failed to finish at their home circuit on Sunday. It was Gasly’s first-ever win in Formula One. The 24-year-old Frenchman finished 0.415 seconds ahead of McLaren driver Carlos Sainz and 3.358 ahead of Racing Point’s Lance Stroll on a surreal-looking podium.

“This is a loss for Mercedes and the big teams, but it’s a victory for the sport. That was great entertainment today and it was fantastic to see the young guys fighting out front,” Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said“