Daniel Ricciardo’s surprise victory at Monza allowed a double podium finish for McLaren as Lando Norris finished second as McLaren took back third place on the constructors championship, leading by 14 points ahead of Ferrari. Ricciardo claimed the 8th victory of his career but his first since 2018. Furthermore, it was the first victory for McLaren since 2012.
Charles Leclerc praised Ricciardo saying that, “I’m very happy for Daniel. It was nice to see the Daniel of recent years finally back.“ Charles praised Daniel, saying that everyone was sad to see him struggling during his switch from Renault to McLaren.
Leclerc admitted that this sudden resurgence could be detrimental for Ferrari, as both teams fight neck to neck for a podium finish in the constructors championships this year. Leclerc went on to say that McLaren suddenly have two drivers who can drive to the podium. This puts massive amount of pressure for the Italian team to produce results, after a disastrous run in 2020.
Lando Norris Warns Ferrari that McLaren are only going to get better after Italian Grand Prix
Lando Norris went on to warn Ferrari that McLaren are only going to get better after Daniel Ricciardo’s win at Italian Grand Prix. The Australian secured a win after 2016, a win that was with Red Bull. This puts Ricciardo in 8th position after an initial struggle to begin his season.
Norris said it has been quite tough racing Ferrari, as they have to continuously beat Ferrari week in and week out. “It’s been a tough first half of the season for us when Daniel has been struggling that little bit, but now he’s come through a bit more,” Norris told Motorsport Week.