Verstappen leaves Ferraris in his wake at Italian GP to put F1 title in sight

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These are painful days indeed for Ferrari and perhaps none with a more punishing finality than realisation as the sun set over Monza that the Scuderia has been well and truly beaten this season. The Italian Grand Prix was another masterclass of a win from Max Verstappen, who definitively put one hand on his second title at Monza but would have been infinitely more difficult for the Scuderia to deal with because they were beaten for once without really doing anything wrong. A statement which in itself should make decidedly uncomfortable reading for any team.

In contrast these are heady times indeed for Verstappen, even if his debut win at Monza was a less than inspiring affair, intriguingly enlivened only by the controversy caused as shades of last season’s finale at Abu Dhabi were replayed as the race came to a close behind the safety car and left the FIA once more in the firing line.

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Written by Giles Richards at Monza
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