Pierre Gasly won an extraordinary Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Sunday for his first Formula One success in his 55th race. The French driver in an Alpha Tauri benefited from a 25-minute red flag suspension after Charles Leclerc crashed his Ferrari. Pole sitter Lewis Hamilton was on hs way to a comfortable win before a 10-second stop-go penalty pushed the Mercedes world champion at the back of the pack. “On my god! What did I do! Yes! We did it again guys,” said 24-year-old Gasly on his radio moments after his maiden F1 victory. PIERRE (CONTINUTED): "I have no words. This team have done so much for me, they gave me my first opportunity in F1, they gave me my first podium, and now my first win. I can't thank them enough!" #ItalianGP #F1 @AlphaTauriF1 pic.twitter.com/SWJjji832T — Formula 1 (@F1) September 6, 2020 “Honestly, it’s unbelievable, I’m not sure I’m realising what’s happening right now, it was such a crazy race. I’ve been through so much in the space of 18 months, my first podium last year and now the win in Monza,” he said later. “I have no words. This team have done so much for me, they gave me my first opportunity in F1, they gave me my first podium, and now my first win. I can’t thank them enough!” ‘It wasn’t the easiest of races’ – Lewis Hamilton cruises to victory in Belgian Grand Prix The race was red-flagged and brought to a halt on Sunday after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc crashed heavily into the barriers after slewing off the track at the Parabolica. The Monegasque driver was unhurt and walked away from the high-speed crash, but severe damage to the barriers required repairs. TOP TEN (LAP 53/53) Gasly Sainz Stroll Norris Bottas Ricciardo Hamilton Ocon Kvyat Perez #ItalianGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/VEiHCDpEth — Formula 1 (@F1) September 6, 2020 The race restarted after a 25-minutes delay with championship leader and six-time champion Hamilton, of Mercedes, leading the pack from a standing start. But he had been given a 10-seconds stop-go penalty for taking a pit-stop while the pit-lane was closed after Kevin Magnussen had pulled up and parked his Haas car in the pit-lane. Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix for 88th career victory in F1 After the chaos created by Leclerc’s accident and a safety car interruption, Lance Stroll was second for Racing Point ahead of Pierre Gasly of Alpha Tauri. Hamilton “won” the restart on lap 28 and pulled clear as Stroll cut the first chicane. Hamilton pitted after that lap to serve his penalty, gifting the lead to Gasly with Kimi Raikkonen third for Alfa Romeo. "OH MY GOD!! WHAT DID WE JUST DO?! DID WE WIN THE ****** RACE?! WE DID IT AGAIN!!!" - @PierreGASLY , 2020 #ItalianGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/45BZqX15pw — Formula 1 (@F1) September 6, 2020 He rejoined 17th and last, 30 seconds adrift of Gasly. Crash-victim Leclerc had won last year’s race from pole position. His exit after 25 laps of the 53 followed the earlier retirement of outgoing teammate Sebastian Vettel with brake failure. Ferrari’s premature exit completed a miserable weekend for the most decorated team in Formula One who failed to get one car in the top 10 on the grid on home soil for the first time since 1984.