Verstappen seals record 10th win in a row at Italian GP

MARCO BERTORELLO/ AFP

Max Verstappen took a record 10th Formula One win in a row on Sunday in a Red Bull one-two with Sergio Perez at Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix.

The championship leader's victory on a sunny afternoon at Monza's Temple of Speed outside Milan was also Red Bull's 15th in succession - another Formula One record.

Spaniard Carlos Sainz was third for Ferrari, his first podium appearance of the season, after starting on pole position and leading until the 15th of 51 laps.

Charles Leclerc was fourth for Ferrari with George Russell fifth for Mercedes and team mate and seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton sixth.

Alex Albon took seventh for Williams ahead of McLaren's Lando Norris, Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas for Alfa Romeo.

Verstappen had equalled now-retired German Sebastian Vettel's 2013 record of nine wins in a row, also achieved with Red Bull, at his home Dutch Grand Prix last weekend and is set to add further to the tally.

He now has 12 wins from the 14 races this year, with Red Bull's astonishing run of success dating from Abu Dhabi at the end of last season, and a career tally of 47.

Verstappen stretched his lead in the standings over Perez to 145 points with eight rounds remaining.

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