The records that the historic 2020 Italian GP has broken

Gasly's victory is the first victory for a Frenchman since 1996, the first for Toro Rosso since 2008 or the first without the big three in seven years ...


Who would have thought before the Italian GP that we would be faced with the opportunity to see a Spanish driver fighting for a victory in Formula 1 more than six years later, since that Hungarian GP in which Ricciardo overtook Fernando Alonso in the last laps . Carlos Sainz's weekend was sublime from the first practice session, going through a classification in which he placed the Mclaren third. Already in the race, and with second place assured, the breakdown in Magnussen's car and Leclerc's very serious accident on the Parabolica, turned the grid upside down, placing unforeseen subjects such as Gasly, Sainz or Stroll in the fight. Three drivers, three teams and a final result that has broken many records.

First victory for a team other than the Big Three since Australia 201

It seems a lie, but seven and a half years have passed since the last victory of a car other than Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull. Kimi Raikkonen did it in his Lotus Renault in the opening race of that season. The Finn did not rise to the top of the box again for the rest of the year, Vettel broke the record for consecutive victories in history and Alonso achieved his last runner-up in the farewell to the V8 engines of Formula 1.

First podium without Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull since Hungary 2012

The Spanish fans will always remember 2012 as the year of Alonso's lost gaze in Brazil, the year of the Asturian and Ferrari's last chance to unseat Vettel's tyranny. However, in that season there were eight different winners; Maldonado won with Williams in Barcelona; Kobayashi took the podium with Sauber in Canada and Rosberg won for the first time in China when the Mercedes were not so scary.

With such equality, it is no wonder that the last podium without the three dominators of the hybrid era was in 2012. Lewis Hamilton took 25 points ahead of the two Lotus drivers: Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean. The two title contenders, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, were fourth and fifth respectively.

First victory for Alpha Tauri (formerly Toro Rosso) since Monza 2008

Twelve years ago, on the same track, Sebastian Vettel achieved the first victory of his career, and the first and last for Toro Rosso since his entry into the World Championship in 2006 until Pierre Gasly last weekend. Red Bull's B-team accomplished what their older brother couldn't with Mark Webber and David Coulthard. At the end of that season, the FIA forced the teams to develop their own chassis to prevent the satellite teams from having material manufactured directly from the matrixes and Toro Rosso never again had a car up to par with the Red Bull.

First victory for a French driver since 1996

Like the past Italian GP, Formula 1 has chapters in its history that were unpredictable. Monaco, 1996, a torrential rain shakes the circuit and some drivers decide not to go out on the track. On the first lap, Jos Verstappen (father of the Red Bull driver) runs off the track and Andrea Montermini crashes his Forti-Ford in the tunnel. Each lap could be the last and the favorites were falling one by one: Schumacher, Hill, Alesi, Frentzen… Finally only three drivers were able to cross the finish line and Olivier Panis achieved the only victory of his career ahead of David Coulthard. What Panis didn't know is that it would be the last time a French rider would climb to the top of the podium for 24 years.

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