Mercedes kept constructors’ championship rivals Renault at bay by out-scoring them at Monza.
|Michael Schumacher||Nico Rosberg|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q2)||1’23.388 (+0.333)||1’23.055|
|Average race lap||1’27.349 (+0.283)||1’27.066|
Failed to make the cut in Q2 again, leaving him 12th.
Schumacher briefly held seventh on the first lap before being passed by Sebastian Vettel. The other Red Bull of Mark Webber came by a few laps later.
After that he had an uneventful run to ninth.
Mercedes talked down their chances ahead of Monza but showed strong figures in the speed traps and Rosberg qualified “best of the rest” in seventh.
He started well, holding fourth place in the opening stages and only lost one place – to Vettel – by the end of the race.
2010 Italian Grand Prix