Top ten pictures from the 2016 Italian GP

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Italian Grand Prix weekend.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, Williams, Monza, 2016

On Thursday Felipe Massa announced he will conclude his 15-year Formula One career at the end of the season. It wasn’t to be the last such announcement at Monza.

Jenson Button

Jenson Button, McLaren, Monza, 2016

Two days later, Jenson Button revealed he will also be hanging up his helmet at the end of the season.

Felipe Nasr

Felipe Nasr, Sauber, Monza, 2016

Italy is Felipe Nasr’s second homeland, having moved their in 2009 when he began racing in Europe. He paid tribute to past Italian racing heroes with a special helmet design.

Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean, Haas, Monza, 2016

Haas enjoyed one of their best weekends for a while but Romain Grosjean suffered a setback when a gearbox fault put him into a gravel trap on Saturday morning, leading to a five-place grid penalty.


Fan, Monza, 2016

Monza: Ferrari country.


Start, Monza, 2016

Having dominated proceedings until the start, Lewis Hamilton’s weekend went awry when he got away slowly from pole position, slipping to sixth place. He recovered to second but by then his team mate was already well on the way to his seventh victory of the season.

Jolyon Palmer and Felipe Nasr

Jolyon Palmer, Felipe Nasr, Monza, 2016

Felipe Nasr collected points on his licence and a ten-second penalty for tangling with his old GP2 sparring partner Jolyon Palmer.

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Monza, 2016

Red Bull didn’t have the straight-line speed to challenge Ferrari at Monza but Daniel Ricciardo salvaged fifth place with an inspired pass on Valterri Bottas.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Monza, 2016

Sebastian Vettel made it two podium appearances out of two as a Ferrari driver at Monza.


Fans, Monza, 2016

Monza’s spectacular podium celebration will remain part of Formula One for at least three more years after the race promoters agreed terms for a contract extension.

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2 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 Italian GP”

  1. Favorite shot here is the one of Ricciardo. Like F1 poetry…

  2. very passionate fan, I like that, nice tattoo.

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