THE NEW GENERATION GET AWAY WITH A LOT MORE!
Lewis Hamilton believes the younger generation of drivers “get away with a lot more” compared to that of the experienced drivers but that's OK because now he knows! …
The Italian Grand Prix was a fast paced, tense grand prix with LeClerc finally ending Ferrari's nine years drought of winning at it's home event.
The 21-year-old Leclerc seems to have hit a purple patch recently having secured his first F1 win only last week at the Belgian GP.
Having secured P1 on Saturday LeClerc spent much of the race holding back a fiery Lewis Hamilton who looked like the faster of the two cars for much of the race, but some questionable moves and maneuvers saw Hamilton forced to take the run-off and pushed of the track which resulted in LeClerc receiving a black and white warning flag but no penalty.
After finishing in P3 Hamilton told reporters in a post race interview that he would be speaking with LeClerc and that “It seems like the new generation get away with a lot more in that space, of how they maneuver their car compared to I’d say the more experienced drivers. But it’s good knowledge, now I know, and I look forward to the next one.”
Elsewhere there was no joy for four-times world champion Vettel who finished in 13th position and a lap behind Leclerc. Starting the race in P4 Vettel spun – under no pressure then re-entered the track in an unsafe manner clipping Lance Stroll and damaging his front wing. He was given a 10second stop-go penalty for his actions and from there-on-in the race was lost.
After the race many questioned if Vettel still had the passion for F1 with some speculating that a retirement announcement will be made in the coming weeks.
Mercedes Valtteri Bottas finished the race in P2 ahead of teammate Hamilton