2012 Italian Grand Prix practice in pictures

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Pictures from the first two practice sessions for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

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17 comments on “2012 Italian Grand Prix practice in pictures”

  1. I know Lewis was linked to Mercedes. But I don’t think they meant Force India-Mercedes. ;)

    1. @journeyer Have corrected the captioning error.

  2. why most of the pics are dark? It’s the same on official F1 website…

    1. lots of trees and shadows

  3. Alexander Jansson (@)
    7th September 2012, 17:15

    Again no pictures of the Lotuses :/

    1. @alexanderfin

      I don’t know why you say “again”, there’s pictures of the Lotuses in the last few galleries, e.g.:

      2012 Belgian Grand Prix in pictures
      2012 Belgian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

      This gallery is still being updated, which is why it says “More images will be added here” right at the top.

  4. I guess HRT didn’t trust Qing Hua to run on low downforce? Could explain a fair bit of his deficit to de la Rosa.

    1. @guilherme Well spotted. Could be, or split strategies for them all weekend? There are no pictures of Narain. If it it just for Ma then I think his time is even more so quite impressive.

  5. Does Maldonado’s hat really say ‘less trouble, more speed’?

    1. @novotny As he can’t keep it into his head, he has it around

  6. Maldonado’s helmet is quite funny, but Id like him to take the complaints about him seriously.

  7. I like the look of Maldonado’s helmet. Let’s see if it works for him, he seems to be coming round to the idea that he can be his own worst enemy at times.

  8. HUGE amount of rear wing on the HRT …. are they tryng to go slower on purpose or what ??

  9. If you ask me, I think Caterham should switch the location of their GE and Airbus logos. The Airbus logo would look better on a sidepod :)

    1. What’s the significance of Vettel’s helmet design? Counting the days since his last win?

      1. @scuderiavincero
        No, it’s his 50th different helmet design :-D

        1. Ah, thank you @goofy. I was pretty confused till you clarified this :)

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