Monza classic offers glimpse of F1’s exciting future – ESPN

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Monza classic offers glimpse of F1’s exciting future – ESPN

The Italian Grand Prix was one of the most unexpected race results in Formula One’s recent history, with a new race winner and a podium featuring three drivers with a combined age of 71 years old.

The outcome hinged on a few key moments and decisions but F1’s rule makers hope the next set of regulations will make the drama of Sunday’s race more of a norm.

A glimpse of F1’s future?

In what was looking worryingly like Formula One’s most predictable season in recent memory, Monza threw up a genuine shock.

That much was clear from the face of race winner, Pierre Gasly, as he sat alone on the podium following the champagne celebrations. His fellow top-three finishers, Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll, had already left the stage, but Gasly took a seat on the top step of the podium, gazing over the pit straight, letting it soak in.

It was a remarkable result. At just over 24 years old, the average age of the three drivers on the podium at the Italian Grand Prix was the third youngest in F1 history. Even more remarkable was the fact
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