Valtteri Bottas joined the McLaren duo on the podium to make it an all-Mercedes-powered rostrum.
This was the first time a single power unit supplier had swept the podium since Mexico 2015, when Nico Rosberg and Hamilton were joined by Bottas' Williams in another Mercedes clean sweep.
Ol' reliable fails
Hamilton's clash with Verstappen handed the Briton his first retirement in 63 starts, a run stretching back to Austria 2018.
Incredibly, the DNF was only the second for Hamilton in five years since his infamous engine blow-up at Malaysia 2016. Could this have as big an impact on his title aspirations as that painful day in Sepang?
Verstappen and Hamilton experience a first
Since Verstappen joined the grid back in 2015, the Italian GP, remarkably, was the first instance in which both the Dutchman and Hamilton had retired from the same race in which they had started.
There is always a first to be had from these two superstars, even if it isn't the type of groundbreaking record they would want.
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