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Hamilton equals another Michael Schumacher record at Italian Grand Prix

Hamilton equals another Michael Schumacher record at Italian Grand Prix

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Hamilton equals another Michael Schumacher record at Italian Grand Prix

Hamilton equals another Michael Schumacher record at Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has equalled two more historic Formula 1 records despite suffering an off-day at the Italian Grand Prix.

The world champion collected a 10-second stop-go penalty which meant from a near-certain victory he could only manage seventh, his worst finish since last year's Brazilian Grand Prix in which he was also classified seventh after suffering penalties.

Hamilton did, however, finish in the points for the 221st time in his career, the same number as Michael Schumacher, previously the record holder for most points finishes. It means Hamilton can break yet another Schumacher record next week at Mugello.

Hamilton's finish at Monza was also his 41st consecutive classified finish, equalling the record of Nick Heidfeld at BMW Sauber between 2007 and 2009.

The last time Hamilton did not reach the chequered flag was the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix in which both he and Valtteri Bottas suffered from mechanical failures.

'Big Three' Missing from Podium

While it might come as a surprise this season for Ferrari to be absent on the podium, the team has always been in contention for the top three in the last decade, as is the case for Red Bull Racing and Mercedes (less so in 2010 and 2011).

The last time none of the 'Big Three' teams won a race before Sunday was at the 2013 Australian Grand Prix when Kimi Raikkonen did it for Lotus - 146 races ago.

And the last time none of the big three featured on the podium was 162 races ago, at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2012. On the podium that day was Hamilton, then with McLaren, Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean for Lotus.

It is also the first time in the turbo-hybrid era no Mercedes driver has stood on the podium at Monza, and the first time since 1995 no Ferrari has made it to the finish in its home race.

Allez les Bleus!

Pierre Gasly became the 109th different grand prix winner in F1 history with his stirring triumph, and the first French driver to take victory since Olivier Panis in 1996.

Although Gasly had previously finished on the podium on 10 occasions, he had yet to win a race.

AlphaTauri - previously Toro Rosso - has now taken its second win at Monza, too, as many as its parent team Red Bull Racing.

Both of the team's wins have come at their home grand prix in Italy, with Sebastian Vettel previously taking the chequered flag in 2008, his first F1 victory.

Before you go...

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