Verstappen attained his second win of the season as LeClerc failed to surmount, spelling disaster for Ferrari racing on its home soil.
Redbull driver Max Verstappen, who retired in the first two races of the season, is now 45 points behind Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton said his team still has time to "fix this car and extract the full potential", ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola this weekend.
Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola with Red Bull's Sergio Perez joining the seven-time Formula One world champion on the front row.
As the F1 circus returns to the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari for the first time in 14 years, and for Italy's 100th F1 race, Mercedes need 11 points to confirm their record seventh straight title win.
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