Italian GP: McLaren's win drought is finally over and, Max and Lewis come together (again)

Norris and Ricciardo managed to get McLaren's first 1-2 finish since Canada 2010. The Italian GP also marked the team's first win since Brazil 2012 and Ricciardo's first win since Monaco 2018.

Daniel Riccardo started on the front row alongside his ex RedBull teammate Max Verstappen. Riccardo managed to take the lead from Verstappen after the lights and took control of the race.

Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo on the podium with McLaren CEO, Zak Brown
Daniel Riccardo crossed the line in P1.

And of course, Daniel, along with Lando and Zak did a shoey...

Daniel Ricciardo drinks champagne from his shoe.

The two title rivals Verstappen and Hamilton came together on lap 27 with Verstappen's car landing on top of Hamilton. The two drivers bumped wheels, lifting Verstappen’s Red Bull into the air and bringing it down on top of Hamilton’s head as both cars slid into the gravel. The halo device looks to have saved Hamilton's life in the crash.

Max and Lewis came crashed out on lap 27.
Max's tye pushed on Lewis' head; its been wildly report that halo on the car saved Hamilton's life.

Straight after the crash, Verstappen came on the radio to say: "That's what happens when you don't leave space."

Although, it turns out that stewards thought that the crash was more Verstappen's fault, as they handed him a 3 place grid penalty.

Valterri Bottas during FP2.

Another stand out driver of the weekend was Valterri Bottas. Valterri managed to finish first in the sprint race and qualify first. Unfortunately, the team decided to make a strategic engine change, which resulted in Valterri starting from the back of the grid. He ended up finishing an impressive P3 after making his way through the pack.

For the rest of the field, it was a largely uneventful race.