Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Monza, 2018

2018 Italian Grand Prix race result

2018 Italian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton won the 2018 Italian Grand Prix for Mercedes ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas.

144Lewis HamiltonMercedes531hr 16m 54.484s
27Kimi RaikkonenFerrari538.7058.705
333Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer5313.2084.503
477Valtteri BottasMercedes5314.0660.858
55Sebastian VettelFerrari5316.1512.085
631Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes5357.76141.610
711Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes5358.6780.917
855Carlos Sainz JnrRenault5378.14019.462
918Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes521 lap1 lap
1035Sergey SirotkinWilliams-Mercedes521 lap5.431
1116Charles LeclercSauber-Ferrari521 lap5.592
122Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault521 lap10.947
1327Nico HulkenbergRenault521 lap1.168
1410Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda521 lap2.670
159Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari521 lap3.115
1620Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari521 lap53.974
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3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer2330 laps29 lapsClutch
14Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Renault944 laps14 lapsPower unit
28Brendon HartleyToro Rosso-Honda053 laps9 lapsAccident
8Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari53Disqualified

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8 comments on “2018 Italian Grand Prix race result”

  1. Vettel keeps making too many mistakes. This was his 3rd major error of the season. If he keeps dropping more points WDC will not be possible because this is not 2010/2012 where 2 or 3 other teams might beat Mercedes. Only Ferrari can beat Mercedes. As we saw, even starting last both can get back to front easily.
    Raikkonen is slow and inconsistent.
    This championship will be an anticlimax, I think.
    Ferrari will regret not signing someone consistent like Ricciardo.

    1. They should bring back Alonso. He would won both this and last year titles with that car.

    2. +1.

      I’m afraid Ferrari is not doing the best job in getting the best drivers either. More than sure RIC would have been a better choice than VET and would have won this champ. Don’t know, but they’re playing too much for the sake of the image and for their own good. ALO, HAM and VET have the days numbered, the future belongs to VER, RIC, LEC etc. Should have tried to get VER or RIC in the 2nd car, then get rid of VET. From now on his performances will go downhill, simply because of the age and because younger and faster drivers will join the circus.

  2. Kimi suffers from Ferrari’s inability to make a smart strategy decision yet again. Seb shows again that he can’t see the big picture in the heat of the moment, and he’s only the best driver in the best car when there isn’t another car within five seconds of him. Lewis, Valteri and Merc once again do exactly what they need to do when they need to do it. Daniel keeps suffers more issues that aren’t his fault. And I’m starting to suspect Max is actually an android programmed with all the bad habits that Seb has but only 75% of his ability.

    1. Please enlighten us what was that wrong Ferrari made this time. Doesn’t exist! RAI wasn’t fast enough from the start (HAM demolised the fastest lap as soon as RAI was out of his way!!!), Ferrari was the worse car on Softs. So, the results is not that surprising, told you yesterday he won’t win.

      1. My dear, you please honestly tell me was Kimi fast & consistent so far this season. I respect Kimi, the fact is he is not fast enough when needed like SEB. He couldn’t build a gap in the first stint like SEB did in Belgium and about SEB,As somebody mentioned above, he has speed but cannot see the big picture.

    2. @tarheelpup
      Ferrari suffers from Räikkönen’s inability to make any kind of strategy work, even when they give him the best car on the grid.
      Ferrari’s strategy made perfect sense, but he blew it because he panicked behind Bottas and ruined his tyres by pushing them too hard. Contrast that with Hamilton, who spent most of his race in Räikkönen’s dirty air, but drove patiently and waited for an opportunity to strike.
      Had Ferrari not pitted when they did (which was more or less the best moment to do so; Hamilton’s later pit stop cost him a lot of time, which would’ve normally decided the race in Räikkönen’s favour, had he not destroyed his tyres so early on), Mercedes would’ve taken the initiative and attempted the undercut. Räikkönen would’ve lost the race right then and there, as he had been unable to shake Hamilton.

      As Keith once said: There is no strategic solution for a car (or, in this case: driver) being off the pace.
      Ferrari could’ve played with strategy as much as they liked, the weakest link sat in front of the engine and handed Hamilton the chance to win this race one way or the other.

  3. Sirotkin just can’t get a break.

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