Leclerc holds off Mercedes pursuit to give Ferrari Monza win

Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (front) competes ahead of Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas and other drivers during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 8, 2019.
Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (front) competes ahead of Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas and other drivers during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 8, 2019.
Image: Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP

Charles Leclerc stayed calm under pressure from Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on Sunday to give Ferrari a first Italian Grand Prix victory since 2010.

It was Leclerc’s second win, a week after his maiden triumph in Belgium, but Hamilton, who finished third in Monza, still leads the drivers’ standings with team-mate Bottas, second on Sunday, his closest challenger.

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