Ricciardo leads McLaren 1-2 for Italian GP, 1st team win since 2012

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Daniel Ricciardo won Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, with teammate Lando Norris finishing second for a commanding victory for McLaren. It's the first team victory since the 2012 Brazil GP and the first 1-2 finish since Canada 2010.

This is Ricciardo's first podium since joining McLaren this season. The win also marks the first time he's led a lap since the 2018 Abu Dhabi GP when he was with Red Bull and his first triumph since Monaco the same year.

McLaren's Italian GP dominance is also the first 1-2 finish for any team in the 2021 campaign.

Ricciardo, who started the race on the front row alongside Verstappen on pole, took the lead into the first corner and only briefly relinquished it for his pit stop. Norris overtook Ferrari's Charles Leclerc after Verstappen and Hamilton collided during lap 27, and McLaren maintained the 1-2 finish through the remainder of the race.

"To lead literally from start to finish, I don't think any of us expected that," Ricciardo said following the race. "I've just been a sandbagging SOB for the rest of the year. To not only win but to get a 1-2 - it's insane."

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, who won Saturday's sprint race but started 19th on the grid, finished third.

Championship leader Max Verstappen and seven-time champ Lewis Hamilton collided earlier in the race. The FIA is investigating the incident.

Ricciardo leads McLaren 1-2 for Italian GP, 1st team win since 2012
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