Teammate Sergio Perez finished second after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc spun off the track having threatened to disrupt the Red Bull shutout in the closing stages.
In truth, it was a race to forget for Ferrari, who saw Carlos Sainz crash out on the first lap and championship leader Leclerc finish down in sixth after his mistake.
It was extra disappointing given the amount of support the home team had in Italy this weekend.
However, it was Lando Norris who profited most from Leclerc’s error as the McLaren driver finished in a surprise third.
Red Bull celebrates strong weekend
It was pretty much the perfect weekend for Verstappen, with the Dutchman taking maximum points after winning the sprint race on Saturday. He also picked up an extra point for the fastest lap of the race on Sunday.
“Today, you never know with the weather how competitive you are going to be but I think we did very well and this one-two is very deserved,” Verstappen said after the race.
Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate George Russell fared better, finishing in fourth — despite team principle Toto Wolff apologizing for the car both had to drive.
F1 now takes a two-week break before heading to Miami.
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