Ricciardo wins Italian GP after Verstappen and Hamilton collide and crash out

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen crashed on lap 26 of the Italian Grand Prix, putting both title rivals out of the race.

As Hamilton left the pits, Verstappen drew alongside the Mercedes driver and collided as they fought for position at the Variante Del Rettifilo.

Verstappen ran wide and the kerbs launched his Red Bull into the air, with the rear of his machine landing on the top of Hamilton’s Mercedes. Verstappen then ploughed into the gravel trap, with the back of his Red Bull still resting on Hamilton’s car.

“That’s what happens when you don’t leave any room,” said Verstappen on the radio as he stormed off.

Lewis Hamilton started fourth and moved up to third after fighting his way past Lando Norris. Hamilton and Verstappen were wheel-to-wheel heading into the Variante Della Roggia but Hamilton was forced to divert off track, dropping back behind Norris.

“He pushed me wide,” the seven-time world champion complained over the radio.

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