A fresh twist in the tense title tussle wasn’t enough to overshadow a drought-breaking win for Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren on a memorably afternoon in Monza.

Daniel Ricciardo has won his first Formula 1 victory in more than three years and McLaren’s first in nine after feuding championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen took each other out in a heavy crash.

Daniel Ricciardo won a thrilling Italian Grand Prix ahead of McLaren teammate Lando Norris after championship rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton came to blows again in a terrifying airborne crash.

The two title protagonists were kept separated in the first stint by Norris, who bottled Hamilton in fourth and split him from Verstappen’s fight with leader Ricciardo, but a slow stop by the Red Bull Racing mechanics conspired to drop the Dutchman off the lead battle.

Mercedes stopped Hamilton shortly afterwards, and his stop was also slow, dropping him onto the track alongside Verstappen as they entered the chicane, the Briton with the inside line and squeezing the Dutchman onto the apex at Turn 2.

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McLaren Racing team principal Andreas Seidl remembers being inspired by Michael Schumacher as a teenager in Germany in the 1990s, makes sense of Lando Norris’s rapid rise in 2021, talks about his confidence in Daniel Ricciardo and reveals the one meal he can’t do without on race weekends

Daniel Ricciardo arrived as McLaren’s 2021 star signing, but the race-winning Australian is at a loss to explain his thrashing at the hands of his junior teammate.

Episode 41 presented by St Hugo, features McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo ahead of this week’s Monaco Grand Prix, joining us to remember his memorable Monte Carlo win in 2018 and the despair of missing out in 2016, discuss what makes Monaco such a challenge and explain why it has been his most successful Formula 1® circuit.

Episode 33 presented by Gulf Oil features Imola Grand Prix podium finisher Lando Norris, who joins us to discuss McLaren’s new fight at the front of the grid, reminisce on his 2019 F1® debut in Australia, talk about his connection to the fans through streaming, and test his knowledge of new teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

Ferrari blows up the driver market, Daniel Ricciardo blows up Cyril Abiteboul’s heart and the news cycle blows up the timeliness of our podcast.

When the flag drops the bullshit stops. Finally, with just days until the season-opening 2019 Australian Grand Prix, we’re about to get some concrete answers on just what kind of Formula One season we’re in for.
Kevin Magnussen leads a gaggle of midfield cars at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Formula One isn’t a two-tier racing category, but the 2018 season featured an undoubted class divide.

McLaren junior driver Lando Norris.
Stoffel Vandoorne is the third young driver to be chewed up by McLaren.
Stoffel Vandoorne in his garage at the 2018 British Grand Prix.
Has Stoffel Vandoorne done enough to keep his seat at McLaren?
Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso will leave Formula One, at least temporarily, at the end of the season.
Romain Grosjean on track at the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix.
How has the midfield fared in F1 in 2018?
Fernando Alonso is hanging up his F1 helmet — for now.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown''s job is on the line in restructuring the team in his own image.
Daniel Ricciardo is the driver market's hottest property. Could he be bound for one of F1's slowest teams?